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Check Your UK Change

Updated on July 20, 2017

The coins in your pocket could be worth more than you think.

If you live in the United Kingdom or are just visiting, the next time you walk out of a shop with coins jingling in your pocket or purse, it could be worth checking them before you pass them on. Here's why:

2009 Undated 20-Pence Piece

Following a redesign of the 20-pence coins commencing in 2008, in June 2009, the Royal Mint put into circulation a number of undated 20-pence coins. Apparently, the error occurred when the mint decided to move the date from the reverse to the Queen's head side, and due to an error in the manufacturing process and the mismatch of the old and new designs, a significant number of 20p coins were produced with no date on either the front or reverse. See the illustration below:

Undated 20 Pence Coin
Undated 20 Pence Coin

So how much are they worth?

The Royal Mint cannot put an exact figure on the number of the coins put into circulation, but they estimate that there were between 50,0000 to 200,000 released before the error was noticed, so there is a reasonable chance that a number of these coins are still in use and being passed on by unsuspecting members of the public. When it became public knowledge in June 2009, the error coins (or Mules) started appearing on eBay, and the earliest entries attracted bids of £1000s of pounds. However, when it became known how many were out there, the price steadily dropped to around £40.00-£50.00 ($64-$80) (however, some coin dealers are still offering £100.00 for one), which is still a pretty good return on 20p investment! They are still very heavily sought after, just check out eBay. However, as more of the coins disappear into collections and are squirrelled away as investments, no doubt they will grow in value. As of April 2017, the undated 20p coins are regularly appearing on eBay and reaching £50-£60, proving that there must be some still out in circulation and there is a strong demand from collectors.

**Caution—Buyers Beware!!** If you are looking to purchase an undated 20p coin on an auction site, such as eBay, carefully check the listing before placing a bid, as there are a number of individuals who list 20p coins as "undated" but on closer inspection have included the text "on tail side only", which is just a regular 20-pence coin! Yet some of these auctions attract a number of bids from unwary buyers who could end up paying quite a lot of money for a regular 20-pence piece, many of which, they undoubtedly already own. They may recover their money from the auction company, but I would imagine this would be a protracted and frustrating process.

1993 5 Pence (5p) Issue

In 1993, the Royal Mint took the unusual step of not issuing any 1993 dated five-pence coins into circulation, believing that there were sufficient coins in circulation and an additional general circulation issue was not required. There were, however, proof and the annual collector's sets issued for this year, and estimates are that there were around 100,000 coins produced for this purpose. Due to this fact, any 1993 5p is considered very collectible and valued around £7-£10, which is a considerable increase on its face value. Although it’s unlikely that there are too many of these coins in circulation, I wouldn’t consider it impossible, although to lengthen the odds even further, the Royal Mint has, since January 2013, initiated process of phasing out the pre-2011 cupronickel coins, in favour of the newer nickel-plated steel.

2005 Guy Fawkes £2.00 Error Coin

The two-pound coin is regularly reissued with different designs and inscriptions on the edging. In 2005, the Royal Mint issued a £2.00 coin commemorating the 400th anniversary of the gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. However, on a number of coins put into circulation, the edge inscription read "Pemember, Pemember the Fifth of November" (instead of "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November". Recently, these coins have sold for around £16.00 on eBay, although in 2014, prices dropped considerably to around the £5 mark, sometimes slightly lower.

2005 Two Pound Guy Fawkes Error inscription
2005 Two Pound Guy Fawkes Error inscription

2011 Mary Rose and King James Bible and other collectible Two Pound Coins **Updated April 2017**

Also, in 2011, the Royal Mint released into circulation limited numbers of Mary Rose 500th Anniversary (1,040,000) and 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible Two-Pound coins (975,000). These are collectible, with buyers willing to pay £6-£7 for the Mary Rose and around the same for the King James Bible coin.

In 2012, a £2 coin was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. It features on reverse a detailed face profile made up of the names of the author's books. In early 2013, these were fetching up to £8, however the Royal Mint issued details of mintage of 8,190,000, which is lower mid-range for an issue and the value has reduced to around £2.50-£3.00. There have been a number of reports of a minting error in the spelling of the edge inscription reading "We" instead of "Will", however, similar to the Gunpowder Plot coin, this does not appear to be anymore adding to the overall value of the coin.

Other rarer sterling two-pound coins worth looking out for are the 1996 Tenth European Championship from 1996 and 2002 Commonwealth Games coins, although as both are of the older £2 coin design, they are unlikely now to be in circulation (although they could be sitting in coin jars!).

Of the more modern design, the two versions of the 2013 London Underground (one featuring an underground train/tube and one featuring the London Underground logo) both had relatively low mintage figures - 1,690,000 for the Tube Train Design and 1,560,000 for the LU Roundel Design. There will be a much lower amount still in circulation, so will be hard to come by, as of April 2017, generally worth £4 for the Train and £5 for the Roundel Design.

The Rio 2012 Handover £2 had a fairly low mintage of 845,000, issued to commemorate the closing of the Olympics.There was some confusion as to the mintage numbers of this coin, with the Royal Mint for some time stating is was 65,000. However as of April 2014, it has confirmed that 845,000 copies of this coin were minted. Despite the low mintage and it being the 8th rarest in circulation, the coins, as of April 2017 are valued at around £5-£6

The 2015 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta coins had a relatively low mintage of 1,495,000 and are in demand from collectors, regularly selling over £4-£5. T

2014/2015 Sought After Two Pound Coins L-R 2013 Guinea Anniversary, 2014 WW1 Outbreak Anniversary & 2014 Trinity House
2014/2015 Sought After Two Pound Coins L-R 2013 Guinea Anniversary, 2014 WW1 Outbreak Anniversary & 2014 Trinity House

2015 WW1 The Royal Navy £2 Two Pound Coin

I read with interest the November 2, 2015 press release from the Royal Mint and subsequent press reports indicating that the Royal Navy World War One Centenary Two-Pound coin was the rarest coin in circulation after the Royal Mint had passed 100 of the coins to HMS Belfast, located on the River Thames in London, to be handed out in change to lucky visitors. Whilst the 100 coins that the Royal Mint have passed to the Imperial War Museum are technically the official “rarest” coins in circulation, and the press release/reports have no doubt fuelled a price inflation in this coin, which, as of mid February 2015, was selling in the £25-£35 price range (and there were even some being offered for £1000!), what has only been mentioned in a few articles is that the same coin is available to buy direct from Royal Mint in a commemoration pack for £10 (+ £3 p&p)!

Interestingly though, the version of the coin that is being struck up until (I believe!) March 2015 will feature the observe design of the current Queen’s portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. However, when the coin is released into general circulation later in the year, the obverse will feature the new “Fifth” Portrait (the design is due to be announced in March 2015), so it will make the current batch of Royal Navy 2015 WW1 Centenary coins unique. This means the current batch may prove a worthwhile investment whilst they are currently available, which may not be for much longer.

In October 2016, the Royal Mint issued their official mintage figures for 2015 and confirmed that only 650,000 of the coins were minted, making it the joint fourth rarest of all circulating coins. There are two versions of this coin, the first features the 4th Portrait of HM The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, which is the version issued to HM Belfast, as mentioned above and in the BU Presentation packs. The second version, which was issued into general circulation features the 5th portrait of HM The Queen by Jody Clark. It is assumed at the moment that the mintage figure of 650k includes both versions, however the Royal Mint have yet to clarify.

In December 2016, it came to light that there was a small production error on some of the coins produced and put into circulation, the Royal Mint confirmed that there was an error on the "die" which produced, at least what a appears to be a Naval "Pennant" flying from the mast. It is quite a curious error as the definition of a "Pennant" is a elongated flag flown from the mast of commissioned warships! There appear to be two distinct versions of this error, the first appears to take the form of a fully fluttering pennant, as illustrated below, whilst others have a less distinctive and more minor "Line" along the top right of the horizontal "Royal Yard" See the photo below for examples.

As of April 2017, circulated versions of the coin are regularly selling for around £6-£7, whilst the version with the Flag/Pennant Error are around £10-£15 for circulated and "Line" errors, whilst the Full Flag errors can sell for anything between £15-£22.

The Royal Navy 2015 £2 Coin
The Royal Navy 2015 £2 Coin | Source
The standard production coin is on the right and the "error" Pennant mast flag is on the left
The standard production coin is on the right and the "error" Pennant mast flag is on the left

2015 & 2016 £2 Two Pound Definitive Britannia

July 2015 saw the first release of the "Definitive Britannia" Two Pound coin, featuring the new 5th portrait of Her Majesty, the Queen by Jody Clark and a stunning obverse portrait of Britannia. The iconic "Britannia" has been a feature on British coins dating back to the Roman occupation by Hadrian over 2000 years ago! The coin features a stunning reverse portrait by Anthony the somewhat empirical edge inscription "QUATUOR MARIO VINDICO", which translates as "I will claim the four seas". In October 2016, the Royal Mint confirmed the coin had a mintage of only 650,000, which along with the £2 "100th Anniversary of the First World War - Royal Navy" (See Above), made it the joint fourth rarest of all coins in current circulation. Values in early November 2016 are surprisingly low at £5-£6, but this will likely rise as the information as to the coins "rarity" starts to spread! Watch this space!

In early 2016, collectors reported a number of error coins appearing in which the reverse and observe where misaligned, believed due to a die (part of the image stamping mechanism), working loose during the production process. The Royal Mint confirmed the error and it is estimated that 3-3500 error coins made it into circulation and collectors have previously been paying up to £300 for these coins.

2016 saw a mintage of just 2,925,000 of the Definitive Britannia, making it the smallest circulated coin issue for that year (which was an exceptional year for the volume of coin releases), however this still placed it outside the "top 20" overall. However, collectors are still willing to pay £4-£5 for a good circulated copy.

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50-Pence Piece: Many Designs, But Some Are Rarer Than Others

The heptagon-shaped fifty-pence piece has been issued with more commemorative designs than any other UK coin, and as designs are issued in variously sized batches, this can make the rarer designs much more collectible (and valuable) than others.

Prior to its reduction in size in 1997, a 1992/1993 issue to commemorate the completion of the EC single market and British presidency of the council of ministers had an issue of just 109,000 coins (compared to the usual 5-12 million!) and is therefore quite collectible. One of these commemorative coins reached around £30 on eBay as of December 2014. The coin is fairly distinctive, with a conference table with a 12-star design and the dates 1992 and 1993 written at the top. As it's of the larger variety, this 50-pence piece wouldn't be in circulation, but it might be worth checking your penny jar to see if you have one!

**Update April 2017** Of the current smaller 50p coins in circulation, the 2009-issued 250th anniversary of Royal Botanical (Kew) gardens design is the most sought after, as it had a small issue of only 210,000. During 2009-2013, many were available on eBay, and they were generally selling for up to £10 each. However during February 2014, there was a massive upsurge in interest in this coin due to the Royal Mint issuing a press release on 20th February 2014 citing this coin to be the rarest of all 50p issues. This information was then picked up by the UK press, and as a result, values soared up to the £50-£60 region, and on some occasions, even higher! Some dealers on eBay were even listing fixed price sales of £200 for this coin! There is still a good chance that the odd one may turn up in your change (I got handed one in change in February 2013 and then another in July 2013, so they are still definitely out there in circulation!). After the excitement of Royal Mint's press release died down, in early January 2015, prices for the Royal Botanical (Kew) Gardens 50p dropped down to the £30-£35 level, depending on condition. However, due to the phenomenal interest now in collecting circulating coins along with regular articles in the UK Press, prices are now regularly reaching £80-£90. *Caution*" - Due to the soaring values, there has, in late 2016 and early 2017, appeared a very large number of Fake and Copy versions, with the forgers keen to cash in on the high values! eBay is now awash with them and although many are being marketed as "Collector's Copies", and even these are selling for £10-£15, however I think it will be very difficult to tell which are genuine and which are fake, as many of the sales descriptions attest, some sellers are reselling them on advising that they bought them in good faith, believing them genuine. As always, it is a vase of "Buyer Beware" and if you are looking to obtain a 50p Kew for your collection, if the price it too good to be true, then it most likely is! it may also be wise to purchase from a reputable seller with a good track history.

2009 250th Anniversary of the Royal Botanical Gardens
2009 250th Anniversary of the Royal Botanical Gardens

2012 London Olympic Commemorative 50-Pence Coins

The 2012 London Olympics commemorative coins are already proving popular with collectors and dealers alike. A total of 29 different designs have been issued, some in smaller numbers than others. The full sets are now commanding auction prices of around £50.00 (After the original issue in 2011, the sets were selling for £45-£50, these did drop to around £35 in 2014 but have since bounced back) . Individually, the coins probably most desirable, based on issue numbers, are likely to be the:

  • Football (issue of 1,125,500) - Selling for £5-£6
  • Wrestling (1,129,500) -Selling for £2.50 -£3.00
  • Tennis (1,454,000) - Selling for £3-£3.50
  • Wheelchair Rugby (1,765,500) - Selling for £2-£2.50

All other coins in the series were issued in numbers between 800K and 1.1 million. Some of these coins are in general circulation and currently going for £3-4 on eBay.

The Royal Mint confirmed in August 2012 that the amount of Olympic 50p coins "disappearing" out of circulation was their highest ever recorded since decimalization. Whilst they would normally expect 2-3% to be removed by collectors, an audit suggested that a huge 70% of the coins have been hoarded by collectors as a London Olympic's Souvenir.

The Royal Mint produced a Completer's Medal, that was available to purchase from the Royal Mint and Post Office's for £2.99, however these are quite difficult to find and are regularly selling for £23-£25.00, with the sealed version's in original hanging bags, selling for around £60!

All the designs for the 2011 Olympic Sports series were designed by the British public, but one of the first to be chosen was from a competition run by the British Children's Television Programme - Blue Peter. 9 Year Old Florence Jackson was chosen as the winner for her "Athletics" design and in 2009, a special presentation pack was created with the newly designed coin and dated 2009 (all other Olympic coins are dated 2011) and the pack was sold by the Royal Mint and Post Office's. It is estimated that around 100,000 of the packs were produced, which means it's one of the rarest 50p coins's produced. Today the packs are regularly sold for around £85-£90

There is a very rare Olympics 2012 Aquatics 50p coin that was issued initially, which featured the water passing directly over the swimmer's face. A small release of 600 coins were put into circulation. However, the design was withdrawn, and an altered design was issued with the swimmer in a cap and goggles and the face being clearly visible. So if you have collected the Olympic 50p coins, it's well worth checking your aquatics design 50p, some of the original version have appeared in circulation and versions of the original coin have been up for sale for anything between £900 & £3000! However, similar to the 2009 Kew Garden 50p, as of July 2017, there are increasing numbers of "forged copies" appearing and being offered for sale for anything between £10-£60! These appear to be excellent quality copies, so as always, in nearly all circumstances, if such a coin is being offered for sale, caution should be exercised, as unless the seller can provide a full and frank history, it is most likely a counterfeit.

Good luck in finding any of the rarer ones!

The rare, original design is shown on the left and the generally released design is on the right.
The rare, original design is shown on the left and the generally released design is on the right.

2002 Commonwealth Games Two-Pound Coins

These 2002 coins were issued to celebrate the XVII Commonwealth Games held in Manchester that year and are officially the rarest £2 Coins in circulation. The coins were issued in four designs, all very similar but with the small flag changed on each of designs to represent each country in Britain, and each had slightly different mintage figures:

  • Scotland (771,750)
  • England (650,500)
  • Wales (588,500)
  • Northern Ireland (485,500)

Northern Ireland is most sought out, for obvious reasons (around £28.00 as of April 2017, up from £15.00, as of June 2014), although the others are collectible with Wales around £12-£13, Scotland around £8-£10, and England around £10-£12. These coins are still about, as I was passed an England one very recently. The price estimates are based on circulated condition; uncirculated versions would hold a higher value. Circulated sets of all four coins are selling for around £40-£45 for circulated sets and up to £55 for good quality sets with little marking

2002 Commonwealth Games £2 coin with English flag
2002 Commonwealth Games £2 coin with English flag

British Crown Dependency Coins

A number of British Crown Dependencies such as the Isle of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey and British Overseas Territories such as Gibraltar or the Falkland Islands, along with many others, issue their own currency, which is fully exchangeable with the British sterling coinage. In most cases, the size and denomination of the coinage is also identical to that of the UK sterling coins.

The coins are usually produced by local or contracted mints rather than the Royal Mint, under licence, and it is not unusual for these coins to come into circulation in the UK. Some of these coins are quite collectible, often for their unique or unusual designs. For example, the Isle of Man coins (which are produced by Pobjoy Mint, who took over production from the UK Royal Mint in 1972) feature a huge range of designs, particularly in the 50 pence range, of which the T.T and Christmas designs from the early 1990s are popular with collectors. Circulated coins with these designs frequently sell for around £12-£15 on auction sites such as eBay. Gibraltar have also produced a number of Christmas-themed 50-pence, and these are also quite collectible, although some designs such as the "carolers" are more collectible than others.

The "Legend" of the 1983 Two-Pence (New Pence) Coin

The British two-pence coin was introduced during decimalisation in 1971. Between 1971 and 1981, all two-pence minted between 1971 and 1981 had "New Pence" on the reverse. In 1982, the Royal Mint decided to replace the wording "New Pence" with "Two Pence". In 1983, the Mint produced approximately 640,000 two-pence coins, which only went into special collector's sets and not into general circulation. However due to an error, a small number included the old-style "New Pence" on the reverse, instead of the new "Two Pence". Obviously, these are highly sought after and could reach anything between £250 to £650 depending on condition. However, the Collectors packs occasionally feature for sale, including a special promotional collector's pack from the drinks Company Martini, which include the "error" coin and these sell for around £600-£700, despite only having a face value of £1.85 & a Half Pence! However as with all exceptionally valuable rare coins, I would recommend caution if looking to add one of these sets to your collection, as have seen, as recently as May 2017, original sets offered for sale, but with obvious fake "New Pence" 2p included.

Royal Mint's First £20 Coin Issued in October 2013

Whilst it is unlikely (although not impossible!) that you'll be passed one of these back as change, On 31st October 2013, the Royal Mint minted a limited edition 20-pound coin for the first time. It was only available direct from the Royal Mint's website (unfortunately only available to UK residents with a maximum order of three per household), and there were just 250,000 produced. The coin was struck in .999 fine silver and featured Benedetto Pistrucci's George and the Dragon illustration on the reverse and Ian Rank-Broadley's Queen's head design on the obverse. The coin has proved to be popular with collectors and as of April 2014, the Royal Mint sold out all remaining coins.

The coins then started to appear on auction sites above their face value (£20-£25) with "for sale" values up to £35!

So it looks like these are now very collectible. Although they are legal tender, they are unlikely to appear in loose change, as most shops, I would imagine, we be unlikely to accept them. The Royal Mint also announced a second £20 coin issue in July 2014 with a design based around the anniversary of the First World War, which I would think is also very collectible.

New £20 sterling coin being issued October 2013
New £20 sterling coin being issued October 2013 | Source

Royal Mint Issuing "Lucky" Silver Pennies

This story caught my eye recently: The Royal Mint offered all babies born on the same date as Prince George (22nd July 2013) a limited-edition silver sterling penny! The coin is struck in .925 sterling silver. The first coin was presented to Prince George by the Mint and remaining coins were offered to parents of all babies born on the same day. The application for the coin had to be made via the Royal Mint's Facebook page (so 21st Century!) and closed on 20/09/13. The Royal Mint claims it only produced 2013 (although I'm not sure if this refers to the free give away or the overall mintage) of these coins and has confirmed that it had received 1,768 valid applications. The good news however, is that, as of 27/09/13, the Royal Mint is still advertising the coins as available to buy. However, based on the number minted and those claimed, I'd imagine there are very few left. They are on sale for £28.00 each (with either a pink or blue pouch), and I believe they accept international orders. I'd imagine these will become very sought after once they sell out. As of March 2014, the coins were available on eBay for around £27-£30.

When the Coins in Your Pocket Aren't Worth as much as you think!

A few questions raised by readers of this article have made me think it might be worth raising the issue of counterfeit coins. The most forged of all UK coins is the £1 coin, with the Royal Mint in November 2013 advising that they estimate that 3.04% of all one-pound coins in circulation are forgeries, which is an increase on their previous estimate of 2.74%. So, with an estimated 1.5 billion £1 coins in current circulation, it’s possible that as many as 45 million are fake! Which is a huge amount! The Royal Mint suggests that fakes can usually be spotted with close scrutiny. The most obvious sign is poor quality with the detailing not being sharp or well defined on either the reverse, observe, or edge milling, or that the characters are unevenly spaced. Also, as the designs are changed each year, the date may not correspond with the design that year, the weight may feel different, or the sound may differ from a genuine coin when dropped. Other signs to look out for are that the colour does not match that of other one-pound coins or that the coin appears shinier or newer than would correspond to its year of issue, as genuine £1 coins should lose their lustre in general circulation. The Royal Mint produces a very detailed free chart on its website with all the information you should need to spot a fake.

It’s worth mentioning that it’s illegal to pass on fake coinage and that the Royal Mint advises that any coins that are deemed forgeries should be handed in to the local Police Station (although, even with 45 million potential fakes in circulation, I doubt many are handed in!).

To combat this huge amount of counterfeiting, the Royal Mint has announced in March 2014 that it will issue a new £1 coin design, which will be released into circulation in 2017. The new 12-sided coin, similar in styling to the old pre-decimal three pence, is to be the world's first to have three-level security (overt, covert, and forensic), which the Royal Mint hopes will make it very difficult to counterfeit, or at least very easy to detect fakes.

View of new £1 coin due for release 2017
View of new £1 coin due for release 2017 | Source
Spot the Fake? Hard to tell, but the coin on the left is almost certainly counterfeit
Spot the Fake? Hard to tell, but the coin on the left is almost certainly counterfeit

The Great British Coin Hunt

In the last couple of years, the Royal Mint has issued a series of four “Collectors” folders under the “Great British Coin Hunt” banner. These folders broadly follow the same format, in which there is space for all the available coin designs at the time of issue, along with one space for a “completer’s medallion”, which can be purchased directly from the Royal Mint online, or from usual online site’s and generally retails at UK£5.00 for the folder and £2.99 for the medallion.

The collector's folders issued so far are:

  • The “UK 50p Sports Edition Coin Collector's Album”, designed for collecting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This folder can accommodate the 29 London 2012 50p coin designs, plus one space for the “Completer” medallion.
  • The “UK 50p Coin Collector's Album”, which accommodates 16x 50p coin designs (plus 1x completer’s medallion).
  • The “UK £1 Coin Collector's Album”, which accommodates 21x £1 Coin designs (plus 1x completer’s medallion)
  • The “UK £2 Coin Collector’s Album”, which accommodates 31x £2 Coin design’s (plus 1x completer’s medallion).

The interesting thing is that the completed sets are unsurprisingly very collectible and generally offer a value way over the face value of the coins that are in the folder. Generally, the rough value of each, (including the folder and completer’s medal) would be:

  • UK 50p Sports Edition Coin Collector Album—£35-£50 (Coin’s Face Value + Folder & Completer’s medal = £22.49)
  • UK 50p Coin Collector Album—£50 (Coin’s Face Value + Folder & Completer’s medal = £15.99!)
  • UK £1 Coin Collectors Album—£55 (Coin’s Face Value + Folder & Completer’s medal = £28.99)
  • UK £2 Coin Collector’s Album—£130 (Coin’s Face Value + Folder & Completer’s medal = £71.99)

The value of the 50p set is quite remarkable, but then half of its value is probably made up of the Kew Garden, which around July 2014 was worth about £20-£25! Nonetheless, the coin collector’s folders are a great product and a fantastic place to store those elusive coins! As of July 2014, all the collector's folders and completer's medallions are still available to buy directly from the Royal Mint.

2013/2014 Floral One Pound Designs

Towards the end of 2014, there has been a lot of interest from collectors in the 2013/2014 Floral Emblem One Pound Coin’s. The “England” and “Wales” versions were issued in 2013 with relatively low mintage levels of 5,270,000 each. The “Northern Ireland” and “Scottish” versions were issued in 2014 and although the Royal Mint haven’t yet released mintage figures, I would suspect the levels to be equal or slightly lower than the 2013 issues. There appears to be few of the 2014 versions yet in circulation and collectors towards the end of 2014 and moving into 2015 are keen to add to their collections and are happy to pay a premium for these, as of December 2014, the “England” & “Welsh” designs are selling for £2-£3 and for the 2014 designs, the “Northern Ireland” design is fetching £3-£4, but it’s the “Scottish” design that appears to be in demand, with buyers willing to pay up to £10 (incl P&P), so it’s well worth keeping an eye out for these!

2013/2014 £1 Floral Emblem Designs L-R England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland
2013/2014 £1 Floral Emblem Designs L-R England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland

Collectible One-Pound Coins

With the "Round" Pound due to disappear from circulation in October 2017, collectors appear keen to complete their collection. The collecting potential of the mono nickel-brass one-pound coin has invariably overlooked in favour of its slightly more glamorous neighbour, the £2 coin. It may surprise some to learn that the one-pound coin, in its current format since 1983, has had 24 separate designs. However, on the whole, pound coins have generally had a large annual mintage figure of tens of millions and for some years even hundreds of millions. As of March 2014, over 1.5 billion were in circulation, making them perhaps less desirable to collectors. However, with the introduction in 2013 by the Royal Mint of its “Great British Coin Hunt” collector’s folders, it appears this perception changed.

There are a few one-pound coins that are rarer than others, with relatively low mintage figures. These are definitely worth looking out for. These are the:

  • 2011 one-pound “Edinburgh” design from the Capital Cities Series. This coin had a mintage of only 935,000, which is the lowest of all of the current one-pound coin designs in circulation, and collectors are willing to pay around £10-£12 for these coins, occasionally more.
  • In the same Capital Series is the 2011 “Cardiff” one-pound design, with a relatively low mintage figure of 1,615,000, making it the second rarest circulated one-pound design. Again, collectors are willing to pay around £6-£7 for the coin.

The "Badge of London" (2,635,000) Pound is generally around £4 and the Belfast (6,205,000) is worth around £2. Sets of all four are selling for £22-£25, as of April 2017

The 2011 Edinburgh & Cardiff One Pound Coins
The 2011 Edinburgh & Cardiff One Pound Coins | Source

2015’s £100 Pound Coin!

In late December 2014, the Royal Mint announced the release of their first ever one-hundred-pound coin! Featuring two ounces of .999 fine silver, the Royal Mint are issuing a limited release of 50,000. The coin will be one of the last to feature Ian Rank-Broadley’s Queen’s Head portrait, and on the reverse, the coin features London’s iconic “Big Ben”. The coin is a brilliant silver and 40mm in diameter, which makes it just slightly larger than one of the commemorative silver crowns. Although full legal tender, the issue is designed for collectors rather than general circulation (unfortunately!), so the chances of finding one in your change are pretty much zero. Nonetheless, it is a stunning coin in every sense. However, there has been a fairly significant drop-off in the collector's value's of non-standard and non-circulating coinage issued by the Royal Mint, possibly not helped by the Royal Mint's edict to Banks and Building Socities not to accept such coins, as they are intended as collectors items, rather than as currency, and therefore perhaps these are not considered the investment, they once were. While these coins increased up to £150 soon after release, they are now regularly offered for sale for £110-£115 but there doesn't appear to be a great interest, however this may well change in the future?

2015 One Hundred Pound Coin
2015 One Hundred Pound Coin | Source

2016 proved to be an extraordinary year for UK coinage, with a number of new designs featured on Two Pound and Fifty Pence coins, including new £3 Shakespeare’s anniversary - Shakespeare Histories/Crown & Dagger (4,615,000), Shakespeare Tragedies/Skull (5,695,000) & Comedies/Jesters Cap (4,355,00), Great Fire of London ((5,135,000) and Battle of Hastings (6,700,000). The set that so far appears to be creating the most interest is the five separate Fifty Pence design’s, that are being released to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. Four of the coins feature reverse illustrations by Royal Mint designer Emma Noble of Beatrix Potter’s much loved characters – Peter Rabbit (9,600,000) Mrs Tiggy-Winkle (8,800,000), Beatrix Potter Anniversary (6,900,000) Squirrel Nutkins (5,000,000) & Jemima Puddleduck (2,100,000).

A small number of Peter Rabbit coins were initially released at Easter 2016 in England’s Lake District, at locations which had links to the author. The other designs should go into circulation in April to June 2016 and the Royal Mint are also producing a collectors album, so they will certainly will be in demand from collectors wishing to complete the set. As of April 2016, collectors were paying up to £14 to obtain the coin. Whilst not circulated coins, the Royal Mint also produced limited edition Silver Proof versions of these coins with the characters coloured-in. Limited to 15,000 of each design and retailing direct from Royal Mint at £55, the coins sold-out almost immediately and the initial Peter Rabbit design was selling on eBay for over £500 in early April 2006, slipped back to around £300, but are back up to £450 for the Peter Rabbit and slightly less for the other designs.

At the beginning of April 2017, The Royal Mint surprised nearly everybody, by announcing a further four additional coin designs in the Beatrix Potter Series. Once again, beautifully illustrated by Emma Noble, the first is another Peter Rabbit, this time a full figure illustration, along with Mr Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny. Similar to the first wave, these will be released into circulation at approximately two monthly intervals during 2017. As was the case with the first coins in the series, the Royal Mint produced limited edition Coloured Silver Proof version of the new Peter Rabbit, this time with an issue of 30,000, So popular was this offer, that there was a four hour queue to get onto the Royal Mint website and the announcement they were sold out later the same day. The proof coins immediately started to appear on eBay, selling up to £120, however they have dropped back to around £90, as of mid April 2017.

In May 2017, Royal Mint confirmed mintage figures for the Beatrix Potter series, which didn't offer too many surprises, but is as follows; Peter Rabbit , Mrs Tiggywinkle, Beatrix Potter Anniversary (6,900,000), Squirrel Nutkin (5,000,000) and finally and putting it in as the second lowest generally circulated 50p (excluding the 2011 Olympics!) - Jemima Puddleduck (2,100,000).

2016 Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary 50 Pence Designs

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      Simon 4 years ago

      I have all the rare coins listed in this article except the rare New Pence 1983 2p coin. Where do we get hold of one? Who is selling it?

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Simon, Thanks for your comment, congratulations if you have accumulated the coins mentioned in my hub. I've been lucky to be passed a couple of the rarer £2 coins, and quit a few Olympic 50p's, including a couple of the rarer one's mentioned in the last few months but the undated 20p mule still eludes me, despite checking every 20p coin that passes through my wallet, I'm convinced there are still a few out there circulating! With regard to the 1983 2 pence mentioned, their appearance for sale is exceptionally rare these days, I would imagine your only bet would be a coin auction (see dnw.co.uk for example) or eBay. Although it depends how desperate you are to own one and how deep your pockets are as the last one I've seen on eBay in April last year went for £875 (US$1400)!! Still no harm in keeping checking your change, the chances are very slim but there may be one or two in circulation, emptied from somebodies penny jar! Best of Luck!

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      paul 4 years ago

      Hi i have a united kingdom uncirculated coin collection 1982 with a 50 ,20,10,5,2,1,half pence is this worth any thing.The word new as been removed from all coins.

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Paul, Thanks for your question. I'm guessing you may have the Boxed Limited Edition 7 coin proof set that was issued by the Royal Mint in 1982 (which was the year the Royal Mint started replacing the "New Pence" on UK coins) In which case it would be worth something in the region of UK£30/US$48. Not particularly rare I'm afraid, but still a pretty good return on a face value of £0.88!

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      anne white 4 years ago

      can i ask you a question about a coin my nephew has which he thinks is rare?

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Feel Free to ask any questions, I'll do my very best to give an answer!

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      Paul 4 years ago

      Hi I just went through my coin jar and found a 1980 2p. Thought I'd hit the jackpot and then realised it needs to be 1983. Are all the coins that are worth looking for listed above or are there more?

      Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Paul, Thanks for your comment, sorry you didn't turn up any valuable coins in your coin jar - but keep looking!! I must confess, for the past couple of years, a 20p or 50p hasn't passed through my hands without a quick examination! I still believe that there are some of the undated 20p's out there in circulation (and sitting in coin jars!) passing though unsuspecting hands, still very much sought after, there is a current active auction on eBay of 8x undated 20p's with 60 bids and it's currently at £360 with 3 days left to run!! Also the various rarer 50p's are definitely out there (as I've claimed a few and put them on eBay!). There are other sterling coins that are valuable, but in the hub, I've concentrated mainly on coins that there is a small chance that any of us could find, if we know what to look for, if I do find any more or note/interest, I'll certainly update the hub. Thanks for the interest and Good Luck!!

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Just a footnote to above, the recent auction of 8x undated 20p's ended at £442, with 66 bids! Not bad return on £1.60! - See http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181108110550?ssPageName=...

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      shammie 4 years ago

      Hi, I've got a 50 pence piece what has dolphins on is that rare as getting told it is thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Shammie, Thanks for viewing and commenting on my hub, your "Dolphin" 50 Pence piece is a Gibraltar issued coin (I've just a few days ago updated the hub to mention the British Territory and Crown Dependency coins, see above), probably dated between 1999-2004, i'd imagine. Not hugely valuable I'm afraid but it does have a nice design and on a good day on eBay or similar, you might get £1-£1.50 (US$1.50-$2.30). Good Luck & Keep Looking!

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      kenny 4 years ago

      I just found a 10 pence 2005 coin and was wondering the value....can anybody comment on this?

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      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      I have always thought that coin collecting was an interesting hobby. I have a few coins still from when I lived in Britain. I will have to check these out.

      Interesting hub.

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      Pauline 4 years ago

      I have a one pound coin with a mobile phone picture on the back - nedver seen one of these since - can you advise?

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for viewing the Hub Page and commenting Kenny. I'm afraid I'm not aware of any 2005 Ten Pence Coins being collectible, unless there is any particular outstanding feature such as a mint error, but please feel free to provide any additional information if you feel it is relevant? Many Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for the comment Blond Logic, I'm very happy that you found the hub interesting, good luck with checking out your coins!

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Pauline, It sounds like you have an Isle of Man One Pound coin. The £1 coin was issued as part of a series issue to commemorate developments in technology and featured a (now dated looking!) mobile phone on the £1 issue. These were issued between 1988 and 1994 and due to the unusual design, would be collectible, I think one in fairly poor circulated condition sold for about £3 on ebay recently! Silver Proof versions of the coin, which where also issued, would be worth considerably more. Also worth noting that whilst UK Sterling is legal tender on the Isle of Man, technically, Isle of Man coins are not legal tender in the UK .

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      spiritwalker1277 4 years ago

      Hi. I have a 1991 five pence piece. It has been struck without the usual milled edge that you find on other 5p's. The edge of the coin is like a 2p or 1p. How many of these escaped the mint? Are they worth anything?

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi spiritwalker 1277! Thanks for viewing and commenting on the Hub! The 1991 Five Pence without milling (edge ridges) you have is certainly interesting! I would think there may be two possible explanations, firstly it could be a strike error in the mint meaning that the die was slightly offcentre when the coin was punched causing the milling to be missed, which although very rare, has been known to very occasionally happen. The second option, which I seem to recall reading about previously (but I can't seem to find any link to now I'm afraid, sorry!) is that when the new smaller sized 5p was introduced in 1990, prior to release, Royal Mint experimented with two designs, one with a milled edge and one without, but decided to proceed with the milled edge version. It could therefore be that you have a proof of the abandoned design? It's hard to put a value as I can't find any previous examples, however there is a US coin value site called Worthpoint.Com which has an example of a price obtained for a similar 2009 version, which you can join on a 7 day free trial, and while it is not an identical version, it might give you a rough idea of any value. Hope this helps and good luck with any sale!!

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      Daver 4 years ago

      i was just going through some coins and found a 20P from 2011 with an offset back stamp. is this rare?

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Daver, Thanks for taking time to view my Hub and commenting. Yes I would say that your 20 pence is rare, although obviously the occasional one will slip through the quality assurance mechanism's of the mint (or even a few throusand, as some of the coins mentioned above will attest!). It may be worth comparing the coin with a "good" identical coin to confirm size/thickness as it's not totally unheard of to have inferior "fakes" produced (although you would question any time and effort in producing fake 20p coins! As this practise is usually a lot more common with £1 coins). Mint Error coins are sought after and collectible, you could try your luck on eBay, but to be honest, although there are some similarly described coins in the "Buy It Now" priced very optimistically over £50! Realistically, you might be lucky to get £5-£10 on a good day, (which in itself isn't bad for a 20p investment!), alternatively, depending on where you live in the country, you could check the British Numistic Association's website for any local Coin Fair's (http://www.bnta.net/current-events, but to be fair, these are mostly London based) or check local press for collector's fair's where there may be dealers interested in offering you a fair price? Best of Luck!

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      andydavidsmith 4 years ago

      Hi kcent. A few months back ibought a 1994 monocoloured royal mint trial £2 coin. Do you please have any info on this piece? The bicoloured ones ho for about £75 on eBay, but this one is monocoloured. Cheers :)

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi andydavidsmith,

      Thanks for viewing the hub and commenting. From the brief description provided, I think the coin you have purchased is quite a rarity! From what I believe, following on from redesigns of smaller denomination coins, the Royal Mint, decided to introduce a new Two Pound and settled on two styles of design. The first was the bi-colour outer brass-nickel with the cupro-nickel core (of which we are familiar today) and a mono-colour brass-nickel style, similar to the six previous commemorative two pound coin’s issued between 1986 & 1996 (the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with Dove of Peace design, being one such example). Both coins featured designs with a nod back to the old Halfpenny, with a Galleon on the reverse, possibly the Golden Hind or The Mayflower, it has never been confirmed which (although I think the former more likely) and the Queens portrait on the head and with “Royal Mint Trial” showing on both sides. Invitations were put to the public to express their views. The outcome was the bi-colour two pound coin was the favoured option and following production in 1997 and an early change to the Queen’s portrait, by 1998 the coins were officially issued on 15th June 1998. The Trial coins were never issued to the public, nor were they legal tender, but in 1998 the Royal Mint issued Trial Packs of the Bi-Colour coins in a commemoration pack, along with three blanks, to illustrate the production process, which are what you mentioned and valued in the £75 region. Your version of the coin wasn’t issued in any packs, which makes it very collectible, I’m guessing it is one of the original (unsuccessful) prototype’s and if authenticated, would be very collectible. There was one example on eBay last year that was looking for offers of £1000! But despite 6 offers, went unsold. The above is only my opinion, so It might well worth getting the coin valued by a coin dealer/valuer, in the first instance, you could try http://www.24carat.co.uk/. Best of luck and Thanks for the very interesting question!!

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      4 years ago

      Hi I have a tin farthing from 1690 is in bad condition and is only half from the corrosion just wondering what it would be worth

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      SpaceShanty 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have been checking all my 20p coins for the past few years but no joy yet! Thanks for the info about the other coins.

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi H! Thanks for viewing the hub and taking time to comment. I'm afraid I'm not the best person to ask with regard to the value of old English Coins as I'm mainly interested in UK coins that are still mostly in circulation and could have a value that exceeds it's face value and is generally accessible to all (which makes it all the more exciting!). You could try some of the coin dealers websites for an indication of value, somewhere like www.londoncoins.co.uk could be a good starting place as I'm pretty sure they have some information on coins of the era you mentioned, also eBay is always a good place for price referencing. Many Thanks & Good Luck with the coin research!

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for the comment SpaceShanty! I'm sorry to report that I've yet to find an undated 20p in my change yet either! Although I'm absolutely more convinced that there are some still out there and are being passed around by the unsuspecting public. There is definitely more chance of the rarer 50p's turning up in your change as about 3 weeks ago I was passed the rarer "Kew" 50 pence which I've mentioned above, and also recently a couple of the rarer Olympic 50p's which are still about but getting seen on few occasions now. So, definitely recommend keep checking the change and Best of Luck!

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      Carl 4 years ago from England

      I remember looking in my pocket change for the undated 20pences but never found one... I remember seeing them sell for a few hundred pounds on eBay at the time...

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Clinne1, Thanks for viewing the hub and taking the time to comment, much appreciated! All I can say is keep looking, I'm certain there are some of the 20p coins out there in circulation. I can guarantee the vast majority of people don't look at the coins in their wallets/purses and as it is continually passed on, there is every likelyhood of some of the coins mentioned above passing through your hands at some point, although you will most likely have more luck with the 50p/£2 coins. Still as the old saying goes - "What goes around, comes around"! Keep looking and Best of Luck, would love to hear if anything of interest turns up? Many Thanks!

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      Simon 4 years ago

      I have now in possession of a 1p coin 2005 and is silver in colour and Royal Mint has confirmed it is a genuine coin and must have missed the copper coating process. This is definitely much rarer than the undated 20p coin, isn't it? Thinking of having it graded and encapsulated by CGS UK. If you do a search on google on 'grandmother found 1p', you will an article in DailyMail.

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      isaac p 4 years ago

      I work in the vending trade and also collect. I have various collections, like approx £20 worth of kew garden 50p's, 4 full sets of olympic 50p's, 100's worth of beijing handover 2 pound coins and much more. Would it be worth finding a trader to sell to or just do it myself.

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Simon, Thanks for commenting on the hub, the silver 1 Pence coin sounds like an amazing find, if you do sell, would be fascinated to hear how much it realised!

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      Kieran Clarke 4 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi isaac p, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. With regard to selling your collection, I guess you would make more if you sold them yourself but obviously this would take a lot more time and effort compared to selling them to a dealer, you could contact an online dealer initially and get a valuation and compare that to what the coins are reaching on eBay? Best of Luck!

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      isaac p 4 years ago

      kcent247 thankyou very much for your advice. A further question for you, I have a 2010 50p that is not a girl guide 50p coin, but a one with the shield pattern. Is this anything special. To SIMON send me an Email address.

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      Simon 4 years ago

      kcent247, dont forget about the earlier issues of Atheletic 50p coins which were minted in the year 2009 instead of 2011. They are going for around £10 each on eBay.

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      Paul Harvey 4 years ago

      My friend has a 50p piece which has one large edge approx twice the usual size would this be worth money obv a print error

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Simon, apologies for delay in replying (& recently neglecting the page, down to working away with limited internet along with a house move!). In reply to your question, Most probably yes, the set are worth £300.This appears to be a rare set of "Gibraltar" 50p's, of which there is little info available, so likely a very small production run. Although legal tender, I'd imagine they were intended for the collectors market rather than circulation. There seems to be some confusion over the name of the set, whilst some refer to it as "History of the Royal Marines", others refer to the set as "Soldiers at War" . The set was designed by Rafael Maklouf from Tower Mint (and most likely distributed by Westminster Coins). One of the coins went on eBay for £46 earlier this year after many bids and along with the number sold of the sets from the vendor, clearly show that they are in high demand and collectors are willing to pay this amount on a fixed price for them. Thanks for pointing out that set, it's a really interesting one and definitely something for collectors to keep an eye out for in the future. Best of Luck!

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      harry 3 years ago

      Hello i have the 2012 charles dickens 2 pound coin is it worth anythink ?.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Harry, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. The Charles Dickens £2 coin, issued in 2012 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author. The coin has a very nice design by Matthew Dent and is reasonably collectible. I don't know the exact mintage but I think it may have been quite low as these coins don't turn up in change that often. I would expect a circulated but good conditioned Charles Dickens £2 to be worth £5-£6, the presentation pack with an uncirculated coin would probably be about £10. Many Thanks!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Charles Dickens 2012 2-pound coins have started to go into circulations. I received 5 of them from Sainsbury Supermarket instead of having £10 note.

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      spearminted 3 years ago

      Hi, Have you ever heard on a £1 coin with a 1934 date on it. Could it be a Royal Mint mistake or a fake? It looks and weighs the same as a 1 pound coin and the date does not look as if it's been tampered with. Thanks.

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      Jayne 3 years ago

      Hiya

      I have a few of those old £2 coins that are all one metal (i.e., not thw two-tone type). Are they valuable as I've never seen them in circulation today... Thanks Jayne xx

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi spearminted, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the Hub. I'm afraid to say I have never heard of a £1 coin with a 1934 date on it I'm afraid, and it's hard to say if it is a mistake or fake. If it as all the standard modern designs, then I would lean towards the later option (the Royal Mint estimate that nearly 3% of all £1 coins in circulation are fake!).

      Interestingly though, and it's a little outside the scope, one of the rarest Silver Crowns (The silver Crown's are the large silver coin, you might have seen in recent years commemorative versions issued for the 1977 Silver Jubilee or Charles & Diane's wedding in 1982 for example) from George V's reign was the 1934 version as only 932 were minted that year! They are valued at between 5-6 thousand pounds each!! Are you sure it's not a large silver crown?!? Perhaps if it is a fake, then it might have been the counterfitters little joke to choose 1934 for a reason? Thanks for looking!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jayne, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the Hub. In response to your question, the single colour Nickel Brass Two Pound coins were issued in six different commemorative coins between 1986 and 1996, before the introduction of the Bi-Colour/plugged Two Pound coins that were introduced in 1997. The early design £2 coins are collectible (although not hugely valuable, I'm afraid) and the several designs are as follows with a rough estimate of what they may be worth (although values are just general estimates and may be worth more or less on the day of the sale/auction and are based on general circulated coins in good condition, mint/uncirculated and piedfort versions are worth considerably more);

      1986 XIII Commonwealth Games (Cross of St.Andrew and Thistle) £2-£3

      1989 Tercentenary of the Bill of Rights (Parliamentary mace) £2-£3

      1994 Tercentenary of the Bank of England (Showing the Bank's seal) £2-£3

      1995 50th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War (Dove of Peace) - £4-£5

      1995 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations (Symbol of UN) £4-£5

      1996 Tenth European Championship (Football Design) £4-£6

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      SonicGio 3 years ago

      Hello. I have just come across a one pound coin which has the Queen's head on both sides. Have there ever been any in circulation or is it just one of those so called "magician's coin"? The width and thickness is exactly the same as a normal one pound coin and the side doesn't seem tampered with. Is there a way to find out? Thank you.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for viewing the Hub SinicGio and commenting. With regard to your Double-Headed One Pound Coin, I'm inclined to suspect that it may be a "trick/magic" prop coin, as you mention as with the manufacturing process, I would think it be very difficult for such a coin to be minted in error. If you check eBay, you'll see there are a few for sale and they are very realistic. Legally, I'm not sure how these types of coins fit into the prop/counterfeit conundrum...But the good news is that these coins sell for around £10 (incl P&P) on eBay!! So it's quite a lucky find if it was passed over in change, I'm sure if you auction it as a prop/magic trick coin, you'll get a good return on your money!! Good Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Paul, Sorry it's taken a ridiculous amount of time to reply (lot's of reasons but wouldn't want to bore you!). Error or Mint coins are a funny one, some people are very interested in them whilst other collectors don't see any value in them. Whilst the high profile errors (such as the undated 20p) provide a wave of interest and therefore push the prices up (sometimes to unbelievable levels) individual coins unfortunately don't seem to have as much luck. Whilst it's always interesting to hear about such error coins, I'd image it might attract a small premium of a few pounds if it was put up for sale but I wouldn't expect a large windfall, I'm afraid.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Isaac, Once again, Sorry for taking so long to reply, I'm finally catching up after a house move etc. Thanks for the question! Yes, I believe the predominant 50p issue for 2010 was the 100years Girl Guides anniversary design with the Royal Mint issuing 7,410,090 of these coins into circulation. However I do believe they issued a limited amount of the shield designs in that year, but I believe (but I may be wrong!) that these were most likely for presentation packs of the Shields of the Royal Arms. As these were a limited release, they are collectible and dealers offer the 50p's for around £12.00, so yes, they are a bit special and well worth holding onto, or adding to your collection if you find/handed one. Thanks for your patience!!

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      james 3 years ago

      Hi i have a 1971 silver penny is it worth anything i think it may have been struck in cupro nickel?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub! This is a tough one to answer without a bit more information. 1971 was the year that the UK went decimal and all coins after February 1971 were "New Pence". "New Pence" One Penny coins minted in 1971 (and up to 1992) were 97% copper/2.5 zinc/0.5% tin composition, so if it is a 1p with "New Penny" on reverse, it difficult to see how it's come to be in Silver? If the reverse is different, it could provide more clues, for example it could be "Maundy Money" , which I'd imagine would have the value with a crown and branch, then it would be valuable as up to 1971, maundy money was over 90% sterling silver! So if it is the same design as the modern 1p (with New Pence, instead of One Pence on the reverse) and it's genuine, then I'd imagine it is a rarity and valuable, but it would be hard to guess at any value. It might be worth taking along to a coin fair or email online dealers with a photo to see if you can get any more info.

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      james 3 years ago

      thanks for your info i defo think that it was also stuck in cupro nickel as a minting error i think this has happened i do not know if it could be worth anything what do you

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, It's really hard to say. I would think your best best would be to take it along to a coin dealer or coin collectors fair and get a valuation. Good Luck & Regards!

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      Lewis 3 years ago

      Hiya! I am an amatuer coin collector, but have recently gone through my coins and realised some that I have kept are worth barely anyhting. I have recently accumulated 2x £2 dickens coins and 2x £2 tube coins and 1x £2 linear tube map coin. If I was looking to sell these now, how much do you think I would get, and also, would they go up in price after a few years, or dwindle around the same prices

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi Lewis, these coins are likely to increase in value if withdrawn from circulation early enough. Royal Mint has not released the mintage figures for these yet. I personally think it is worth keeping them for now. Alternatively, the best place to sell these coins is probably eBay.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      kcent247 - in your list of 6 single colour Nickel Brass Two Pound coins, you have missed out the most valuable and rarest one - 1989 Tercentenary of the Claim of Rights.

      You also mentioned with regards to 2002 British Commonwealth Games (Manchester) £2 coins, these are still in circulation. I got three of them given in change the other day.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Last week, I was given Kew 50p coin in change!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Lewis, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking a question. As per Simon's comment, I think the £2 coins you have will eventually gain some moderate value. They are not particularly rare I'm afraid, although they do all feature very nice designs, they are probably worth a little over face value, depending on condition. So it's your decision really whether you want to put them away for now or spend them! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for the comment Simon, Yes you are right regarding the Claim of Rights coin, Thanks for point that out. I believe the "1989 Tercentenary Bill of Rights" coin was issued in England, whilst the same coin with "Claim of Rights" was issued in Scotland, with a much lower mintage being likely. I think these would be worth around £15. Great news on the 2002 Commonwealth £2 coin! I'll keep on looking. Thanks for the update!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Good News Simon, Thanks for sharing, I've had a few of them passed over in the past but I've had nothing out of the ordinary for a while now..keeping fingers crossed! Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Kcent247, don't forget the Blue Peter's edition of London 2012 Athletics Olympic 50p coins which were minted in 2009 as opposed to 2011. I have 5 of these :)

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      Simon 3 years ago

      kcent247, do you know the exact mintages of the first £2 mono-brass coins 1986 - 1996 including United Nations and Claim of Right?

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      Harry 3 years ago

      Hi nice article just found a 5 pence (2008) which has a full 180 degrees rotation. Do you know it's value?

      Thanks

      Harry

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Simon, I don't believe that the Royal Mint have published specific figures for the mintage of the Claim of Rights (Scottish) £2 coin mintage. I believe the Full mintage of both coins for the 1989 Tercentenary was 4,777,891 but there is no details what percentage between the "Bill" and "Claim" coins. Sorry I couldn't be any more help!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Harry, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the Hub, much appreciated! Error coins are a tough one, some collectors are interested in them, whilst others see no value in them and the value if selling on eBay is the luck of the draw on the day, depending on who is looking to buy, however, that said, the 5p error is certainly collectible as they are exceptionally rare, although 2008 seems to be a recurring year for this kind of error, so there may have been a rogue batch minted that year They do occasionally sell on eBay. I believe the last one that I am aware of sold for around £5 + Postage, pretty good return on a 5p investment!

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      Kelly 3 years ago

      Hi there I have a 1p piece that's silver from 1999 I contacted the royal mint they said its error coin that it missed the coppering and some how got in to circulation do you think it's worth anything I wouldn't have a clue where to get any info any help would be fantastic

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Kelly! Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. Wow! what a lucky find! The coin you have is certainly a rarity and there are occasional reports of similar coins turning up and even better the fact that the Royal Mint have confirmed the error. These coins occasionally come for auction, I think there is one on ebay for sale for about £10K! Although I think this value might be a little optimistic you could try your luck and set a high reserve price perhaps slightly lower otherwise, you might be better approaching a coin dealer or specialist auction house. Although I would imagine these are far rarer than the undated 20p's and there would certainly be a demand for it. Although I think this might be a little optimistic! There was an article in the Daily Mail on 22nd July 2009 (try googling it!) which sounds very similar to yours. I think you do have a rare and valuable coin, if you do try and sell it, would love to know how you get on? Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I have a 1p coin missing out the coppering process too.

      Yes if you do a google search, there is an article that grandma was given one in the market stall! There is definitely a demand for it!

      I am thinking of having mine certified and encapsulated and then sell it on Ebay. I will try my luck too :)

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks Simon, I'm starting to think there aren't many coins that you don't have :-) . Best of Luck with the certification/sale, would love to know how it goes?

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I do have most of the coins listed in this hub except 1983 2p new pence and 1st edition of aquatic 50p coin. I am thinking of getting the first £20 coin.

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      Gowster 3 years ago

      I have a £1 coin which is marked '200' the £1 coin has the picture of the millennium bridge and should be dated 2007 i believe.

      Now is this real or fake?

      And is it worth anything?

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      Richard 3 years ago

      Hi

      Over the last week I have been given in different lots of change 6 Charles Dickens £2 coins. They appear to be in almost mint condition. What do you think. Would the mint release unsold coins?

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      tony clowes 3 years ago

      hi mate i have a new pence 2 pence from 1983 ( hope that makes sence ) .

      I have read a lot of forums that say its worth nothing and a few that say its worth some thing is there any truth in the claim could you point me in the right direction of what i should do if this coin is rare thanks tony

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Tony, if the copper coin (not magnectic) you have is really a 2p coin with the word 'New Pence' as opposed to 'Two Pence' and it dated 2003 then you surely have a very RARE coin in your hands.

      Hold on to these Charles Dickins £2 coins especially they are in mint conditions. They will be worth more in the future!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Gowster, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the Hub. Regarding the £1 coin you have, it sounds like you have the 2007 issue with an image of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge on the reverse (designed by Edwina Ellis) sequence of Bridge Designs that featured from 2004 - 2007, although I'm not sure where the "200" features on the coin, as I don't believe it's on the original design, the edging should show a series of connected "diamond-like" shapes to symbolise bridges and pathways, if the design differs from this, there is a strong likelyhood that it could be a fake coin, as it's widely accepted that the one pound coins are commonly counterfeited, with the Royal Mint estimating that 2-3% of all one pound coins in circulation are counterfeits!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Richard, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. I would agree with Simon that the Charles Dickens £2 coins are worth holding on to if they are in mint condition, as mentioned in the hub, they have a relatively low mintage (20K)compared to most issues. The coins are probably worth a bit over face value at the moment but should appreciate in time as they become more difficult to obtain. As the Dickens £2 coins were issued in 2012, I would think it would be unlikely that the Royal Mint were still minting and issuing them, but many were sold in presentation packs, perhaps it's possible some of these are now coming in circulation in slightly more austere times we're in? Many Thanks for the question.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Sorry I meant 1983.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I bought 2 of these silver £20 coins. The £2 new guinea seems to be well sought after!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Update to my comment 7 days ago in reply to Tony Clowes, the eBay auction for a 1983 collectors set including the 1983 "New Pence" 2p Coin reached a final price of £800!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I did place a max bid of £450.

      Just 2 days ago, I was given Benjamin Britten and Christopher Ironside 50p coins in change. How happy I was!

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      Paul1874 3 years ago

      I have 2 £1 coins that are silver in colour instead of the normal goldish colour. I can't find anything online about £1 coins in this colour. Is this normal?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Paul1874, Are the coins brand new/uncirculated condition with a shield reverse? Or are they displaying the new floral 2013 design? The reason I ask is that Royal Mint have recently been issuing Silver £1 coins to commemorate the birth of Prince George, the coins are limited to an issue of 10,000 and were sent free of charge, on application, to any child also born on 22nd July 2013, however they are also available to purchase at £60.00 each! These coins are .925 sterling silver share the exact weight and measurements to the standard nickel-brass. I'm not sure how you came by these but this is the only explanation I can think of, they would be unlikely to be error coin's, as they are minted in nickel-brass, but there is also a silver proof of the new 2013 floral design which retail at around £50, that could be another explanation? . The only other possibility is that they are recent counterfeit's (as mentioned above, up to 3% of all £1 coins in circulation, are believed to be counterfeit), capitalizing on the value of the aforesaid commemorative coins, however it would be nice if they are genuine and if you can't verify their origin, you might think about getting them valued/verified by an independent coin dealer. At the very least, check out the Royal Mint's website and shop at www.royalmint.co.uk and compare your coins with the information that is available on there. If they are genuine, then it's a great find! Best of Luck!

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      Blaise 3 years ago

      Hi I have a 50 pence coin stamped with a 5 pence mark is it worth anything ?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Blaise, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub! In all honesty, I don't think your 50p coin sounds like a genuine Royal Mint error, I would hazard a guess that maybe somebody with a bit too much time on their hands might have punched a 5p onto the coint with a hammer or vice, or that somehow, some coins were pressured together, who knows? Although it does raise some interesting questions, I don't think it's value would be much increased by this stamp mark. Sorry!

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      lynn 3 years ago

      Hi I have just found a 1pound coin dated 1993 with 3 lions on reverse wen I checked to c wot pic it shud be for that year it totally different can you tell me if it a fake coin

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      Colin 3 years ago

      HI

      I have just been given a one pound coin dated 1983, There is no queens head on this coin, on one side is 3 lions and on the other a ship.

      Is this worth anything?

      Thanks for your help!

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      Louise 3 years ago

      Hi I have just got a 2 pound coin with the writing on the side saying remember remember the fifth of novembep on it Is this worth anything

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Lynn, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub, sorry it's taken an age to reply! Your One Pound coin you mention could well be a fake, the standard design for 1993 should be the "Ensigns Amorial of UK" featuring the Lion and Unicorn either side of an ornate shield, 1993 had a particularly large mint of 114.7 million of this design that year, whilst the Three Lions design was not introduced until 1997 onwards. I think, given the information you've supplied and that in line with the Royal Mint's last survey in November 2012 that 2.74% of all One Pound coins in circulation are fake, all indications point to your coin being a counterfeit.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Colin, Thanks for the comment/question. It sounds like the One Pound coin you have is a Guernsey Issued Pound Coin. Hopefully on the edging, it should read "Bailiwick of Guernsey". The coin is quite rare and collectors would be interested if you would to put up for auction online (ie eBay!), Although not exceptionally valuable, I would reckon on a good day, it might fetch £5 + postage costs. Best of Luck!

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      Alekss 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I have a £2 coin, there are 2 faces, 1 of a human and 1 of a monkey, both face to face. At the top front face of the coin is written " 1809 DARWIN 2009". At the back does not have a date, not even written "TWO POUNDS".

      Also i have a 50p of 1973, dolphin in circle, its bigger and thicker than a normal 50p.

      Are they worth anything?

      Thank you

      Aleks

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      Terri Love Bower 3 years ago

      Hi my partner has a falklands peace dove 1983 5p coin and also 2x 1908 1p coin just wondering if they are worth anything. Thanks :-)

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Alekss, Thanks for viewing the hub! The Two Pound coin you have is the 2009 Charles Darwin Centenary coin, of which there were 3,109,000 issued into circulation by the Royal Mint. The coin should have "Two Pounds" on the lower half of the outer nickel-brass circle below the Darwin/Monkey heads. If it doesn't then it could be an error coin and as I have never heard of one with such an error, it would indeed be a rarity, but I couldn't guess a value. If on checking, it does have the "Two Pounds" on the lower reverse then it would really by worth around face value. Regarding the 1973 Dolphin 50p, this sounds like a Gibraltar issued coin. Although not particularly valuable, I'm afraid, it's a nice design and on a good day, would probably be worth around £2.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Terry Love Bower, Thanks for viewing the hub. The Falklands, like many of the British dependencies, have a tradition of issuing large numbers of variant commemoration coins, partly, I think, aimed at the collectors market. To be honest, I've not heard of a Dove of Peace 5p issue for 1983 (but that could be just me, not that they don't exist), and I can't find any references for this, if you have any more information, then I would be happy to help? Regarding the older 1908 coins, I'm sorry to say that I don't really know much about British pre-decimalization coins but if I were to hazard a guess, I think the early 20th century Pennies are fairly common, so I would think they would be worth around £1 on a good day, but don't take my word for it!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Louise, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking a question! I've a reference to this exact coin in the hub above. The prices have dropped slightly from when I originally published the article but these coins are still in demand by collectors. If you were thinking of selling, keep an eye on prices on somewhere like eBay, on the UK version, the Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder plot coin sells for around £10 on a good day, although this can vary up or down on the day. Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Amazing! The 2009 50p 'Kew Gardens' coins have gone up so much in value! Luckily I have a few of these circulated coins but only one in BU pack, might just sell them on eBay while they are popular!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Simon, Yes, I know, I was dumbfounded earlier this week when I saw this, initially I was drawn to find out what was going on when there was a massive jump in views of my Hub page, but a little research quickly took me to the Royal Mint's website and their helpful press release regarding the "Kew 50p", think it has caused a collectors panic buy but not sure how long it will be sustained, so probably a good time to sell one or two! I stupidly sold one last year for next to nothing but I'm sure I've got a couple more somewhere, possibly in the loft! I think I might have to climb up there tonight and hunt them out! Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      kcent247, good luck with the find!

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      Piggy 3 years ago

      Hi, I started collecting coins from my change after the undated 20p stories of a few years ago, and reading the hub page was extremely helpful and interesting. I just would like some clarification of mintage numbers. You stated in the thread above that the Mary Rose and King James Bible £2 coins have a low mintage of 20,000 each, but on the Royal Mint website it states 1,040,000 (Mary Rose) and 975,000 (King James Bible), plus is there any confirmation of the 20,000 mintage for the Dickens £2 coin anywhere I can see? Thanks for the help.

      p.s I found an undated 20p just last week so they are definitely still in circulation!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Piggy, Thanks for viewing the hub...Yes you are absolutely right in pointing this out, the figures I had input are completely wrong (and now in hindsight, completely ridiculous!!) can't think for the life of me where I got them from at the time, although I'm certain now that it wasn't the Royal Mint's website (as it was quite a long time ago now that I originally compiled the hub and before Royal Mint listed the annual mintage list). I'm somewhat embarrassed that I didn't pick this up before and humbly apologize, I've corrected the mint figures and you're right, oddly, there doesn't appear to be any reference's anywhere to the mintage figures for the Charles Dickens Two Pound coin, so I've removed the original reference/figure, but I'll keep looking to see "if anything turns up!". To be honest, I originally compiled the page out of my own curiosity and mainly own reference as I love unexpected finds and find it a fascinating and curious that the coins you get passed every day can actually be much more than they appear to be! I hadn't realised at the time that this page would spark such interest! Congratulations on the 20p find! Alas, I have still yet to find an elusive undated 20p! despite every 20p that passes through my pocket suffering my close scrutiny, Thanks for the reassurance! I still believe there are a few still out there and I'll declare when I find one!

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      Piggy 3 years ago

      Thanks for the help,, looks like someone has already mined your article for info ...... whoops!

      http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kew-gardens-5...

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      Pete 3 years ago

      Do you know how many Rio handover £2 coins are in circulation?

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      Tom 3 years ago

      hi how much will these very rare aquatics 50p the withdrawn type be worth in years to come and how many are left from the ones which have been melted down some one selling one at £3000 buy it now on eBay one sold for £909 on the 27th of February 2014

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      katie 3 years ago

      I have a £2 guy fawkes coin but the error is not pemember pemember. The misspell is actualy november its spelled novembep. Is this worth anything? I have 3 like this?

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Pete -- According to Royal Mint mintage figure for £2 coin (Olympic Games Handover 2012 - 2016) is 65,000 at the moment. In June 2014, this figure will be updated. If not, they will update all mintage figures end of year

      Tom -- Very RARE - Interesting to know the mintage figure for these RARE Aquatic 2011 coins. One recently sold on eBay for £908.88 on the 27th February 2014 with 54 bids!

      Katie -- Put them up on eBay and see what you get :)

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      Simon 3 years ago

      The 1st edition (rejected) London 2012 Olympic Aquatics coin must have lower mintage number than the rare 2p New Pence 1983.

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      Craig 3 years ago

      I have a 2013 50p coin with the words Benjamin Britten on it with the words Fifty pence on the face front, A christopher Ironside 50p, an olympic basketball 50p and a XVII Commenwealth Games £2 coin dated 2002, are any of these rare and what would they sell at approximately

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi Craig, Benjamin Britten 50p and Ironside 50p are far too new to comment but it worth keeping them just in case. You never know, in future, they may worth some money. Olympic Basketball 50p may have a smaller mintage figure (1,748,000) than Britten and Ironside 50p but keep them just in case. The rarest of all the coins you listed is 2002 Manchester Commonwealth £2 coins. 4 of these (England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland) were minted and Ireland being the rarest one. 4 circulated ones to make up a set together will fetch around £20 on eBay.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for all the replies Simon! The precise and detailed you've given echo any I would have made, in fact, probably more so! Many Thanks! :-)

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      frase 3 years ago

      possible to do a shortlist of the types of rares and how much they probably go for? as i have quiet alot of coins but not sure which are keepers and which should just go back into circulation.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi frase, Thanks for viewing the hub and the suggestion, all the information I've gathered and I think might be currently relevant is in the text of the hub article, which, I hope, people might want to read and a list would just be duplication that would need frequent checking on my part to keep it relevant, which I would love to, if I had lots of spare time, so I'm afraid I probably won't get round to compiling a shortlist, however if I was to give a shortlist of 10x coins that I would Love to be passed to me in my change, (with a rough guide of value, as of March 2014) they would be;

      1) Undated 20 Pence Piece (£50)

      2) Kew/Royal Botanical 250th Anniversary 50p (£30-£40)

      3) 1983 "New Pence" 2p (£7-£800)

      4) 2012 Olympics Aquatics 50p with withdrawn design (£3000)

      5) 2012 Olympics Triathlon 50p (£9)

      6) 2012 Rio Olympics Handover £2 (£10)

      7) 2012 Olympics Judo 50p (£6)

      8) 2012 Olympics Wrestling (£4-£5)

      9) 2012 Olympics Football (£4-£5)

      10) 2011 Mary Rose £2 (£5)

      Hopefully you might have one or two of the above coins in your collection? Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I have all of them except (3) and (4). I dont think I am desparate to get them!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      £2 coin Handover to Rio 2012 circulated ones seem to be going for around £10 on eBay. £50 for BU packs! They must be highly sought after too!

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      tony 3 years ago

      I have a 1992(small size)ten pence piece with no milling-any value?

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      Shane 3 years ago

      I have just got a 2 pound coin the guy Fawkes one and it reads remember remember the fith of Novembep is this rare or a fake never heard of this before can u shed some light ?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Shane, Thanks for viewing the Hub and raising a question. In regard to your Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder Plot £2 Coin, I've seen this strike error mentioned a few times and I recall similar coins coming up on eBay previously and there are a few listed on eBay at the moment (Search "Guy fawkes £2 coin NOVEMBEP" and you'll see). These would normally fall into the same category as the "Pemember" edged coins, so I would think they would be worth £5-£6 if you put them on eBay. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Tony, Thanks for the question! The 1992 10 Pence error coin with no milling are quite rare and collectible, they do turn up occasionally and I would take a guess that on a good day, you might get up to about £10 on eBay, depending on who is looking to buy? Good Luck if you do sell, always interested to know how any sales go?

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Hi. I have a £1 coin from 1999 with a scotish dragon. Coin is more shiny comparing to normal £1 coins. I was looking for some information but not much found.

      Ps.

      Very good website :)) a lot of info and sorry for my writing

      Best regards

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Sorry its a lion not dragon :)

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Andrew, Thanks for the comment and question. It sound like the design is correct for a 1999 issue and it should have "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" as the edge inscription, however the fact you mention that it's more shiny than normal £1 coins makes me think that it is very likely that it could be a counterfeit £1 coin. The Royal Mint advise that genuine £1 coins lose their lustre after a period of circulation, whilst counterfeit coins often still appear shiny or new, despite of advanced age. The Royal Mint estimate that 2.74% of all £1 coins in circulation are fake, which adds further evidence that in all likely hood, the coin is a forgery. The high number of counterfeit £1 coins and the relative ease for counterfeiters to create them and has prompted the Royal Mint to announce, in the last week, a new bi-metal £1 coin design with world leading anti-counterfeit technology, which is due to replace the existing coin designs in 2017. Technically, it is illegal to pass on counterfeit coins and the Royal Mint advise that any forgeries should be handed in to the local Police Station. Sorry if this is not the info you were hoping for?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Just to add a correction to the above, in November 2013, the Royal Mint revised their estimate of counterfeit £1 coins in circulation from 2.74% to 3.04%!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      kcent247, couldn't it be from the 1999 BU set?

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Hi Kcent.

      Many thanks for quick respond. I found some informations that in 1999y £1were issued only for collectors sets. They were not issued to normal circulation in 1998 and 1999. Couldn't find anything about mintage. On Royal Mint website I did found numbers of £1 issued in 1994(lion design) but no numbers was given from 1999(but date is there). Is that makes any sense it can be one from collector sets.

      What means BU?

      Cheers

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Andrew, Yes, Simon could well be right, although Royal Mint cite there was a £1 coin issue in 1999 and that the design was the Scottish "rampant lion", other sources state that there was no 1999 £1 coin issue, but as Simon mentions, there was a "collectors set" issued that year featuring the coin, so it is entirely possible that the coin has been removed from that set (Simon's mention of "BU" means "Brilliant Uncirculated", meaning it could have been removed from a collectors pack) . Just checking and there are a few sets for sale for around the £24 mark, so it could well be a good investment, and might give some kind of indicator of the coins value, although like you say, there is very little information to go on to give a clue to it's individual value? Best of Luck!

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Hi Kcent.

      Thanks again for a quick respond and all informations. As you said there is a little information about this coin and I am not sure where can I try to find out more about it :-(( Any ideas how much this coin could be worth(more less)?

      Thanks again

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Andrew, hard to say for certain, although as mentioned, the full sets can be purchased for around £24, including the coin you mention, and the silver proof versions sell for around £20-£25. If I was to hazard a guess, I would think you might get £10-£15 on a good day. Thanks!

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Cool. It's good to know more less about it.

      Many thanks for your help :))

      Best regards

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi Andrew, the £1 coin is only worth what someone is willing to pay.

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      Andrew 3 years ago

      Cheers Simon :)

      I was just thinking that it may be worth more as in 1999 £1 coins were not issued for circulation so its this coin is quite rare but now I think I wasn't right.

      However I am happy to have one in my collection :-))

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Yes it is rare. 1999 £1 BU grade £10 as of 2010. If it has been broken up and enter circulation then if it was EF, I would say it would be worth around £4 - £6

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      Adrian smith 3 years ago

      How come the kew gardens 50p is more valuable than the £2 handover london coin? When the £2 coin is rarer with only 65,000 made.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Adrian, Thanks for viewing the hub. The reason for the current high value for the 50p Kew Gardens (2009's 250th Annivarsary of the Royal Botanical Gardens) is purely down to the Royal Mint issuing a press statement in February 2014 stating that the coin was the rarest of all 50p's in circulation and this created something of a "gold-rush" with buyers rushing to get their hands on the coins and paying up to £60 for the coins (sometimes higher!). Prior to this, they were welling for around £8-£12 on eBay. The price has settled down considerably to around £25-£30 since then but there is still a high demand, hence the inflated prices, all down to supply and demand!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Adrian, Royal Mint is going to update the mintage figures up to 31-12-2013 within the next few days. There may be more than 65,000 £2 Handover to Rio coins already minted since the last figure.

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      Adrian smith 3 years ago

      Ok thanks for the reply I have 2 of the rio £2 coins I'm just going to hold on to them. Still looking for a kew gardens one to complete my collection

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I have 5/6 of the Rio Coins and just 1 Kew Gardens one. Wish you the best of luck!

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      saghir Hussain 3 years ago

      I have queen Elizabeth the second 2002 bailwick of jersey 20p coin. Can you please let me know how muck it is worth ?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Saghir, Thanks for the question, although they have slightly unusual designs compared to the standard UK version, unfortunately there isn't a great deal of interest in the current Jersey coins I wouldn't be worth much more than face value I'm afraid. Keep Looking & Best of Luck!

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      stacy 3 years ago

      Hi i have a 50p with war ships and planes on it and its one of the old 50p and is dated 1994 is worth anything

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      Simon 3 years ago

      £1 - £1.50 for a circulated one.

      £5 - £6 for a BU one

      £16 - £20 for silver proof one. They may be worth a little bit more.

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      Empty1 3 years ago

      As well as collecting all special 50p coins, she got her 1st Kew Gardens coin last week, our 15yr old daughter has recently been hijacking my wife's purse & my wallet to try and collect all One Pound coins that are shown on a poster printed from the Royal Mint website. Whilst cross checking change from today's shopping spree she has come across a One Pound coin that is not detailed on the Poster. The coin in question has the shield from the Royal Coat of Arms design on the rear, which according to the poster were only minted from 2008 to 2014, yet this coin is dated 1998. Would the most reasonable answer be that it came from a collector set? Although quite worn is it worth keeping?

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      Adrian smith 3 years ago

      Hi is a crown dated 1935 with a horse man and a dragon on the back worth anything?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Stacy, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking the question. The 1994 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings are still relatively easy to get hold of, however there is a demand for them from collectors, a reasonable circulated version would probably be around £1-£2 and if in excellent unmarked condition. probably a bit higher £2-£3 and if in perfect condition, around £5-£6. If selling on an auction site (such as eBay), the price is dependent on who is looking to buy on the day, but hopefully this will give you an idea? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Empty1, Thanks for viewing the hub. This is certainly an interesting question! I have a copy of the same poster you mention and you're absolutely right, the design of the Shield of the Royal Coat of Arms (as opposed to the Royal Coat of Arms, which has been a regular design for various years since 1983) wasn't issued on £1 coins until 2004, also curiously, Royal Mint didn't issue a One Pound coin 1998, other than those in collector sets, which I believe have the standard Royal Coat of Arms design. My only conclusion, given the information supplied, that in all likelihood, the coin may well be counterfeit. Unless any other readers have any other suggestions (Simon?)

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Adrian, Thanks for viewing the hub, To be honest, I only have an interest in modern decimal coinage that is generally still (or relatively recently) in circulation, so to be honest, anything pre-decimal is out of my knowledge range, however, if you check on eBay under 1935 UK Crowns and you should get an idea of it's value and compare the condition of your coin to those on sale, it looks like in general, they're worth between £10-£20 although some fine examples are worth much more. Best of Luck!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Empty1 - In 1998, there weren't any pound coins released into circulation but made available in sets. In these sets, there were The "Royal Arms" normal version pound coins, but have not seen the 2008-2014 The Royal Shield on a 1998 Pound Coin before. The pound coin in a 1998 coin set is the same design as in 1983, 1993, 1998 and finally 2003. It may be a counterfeit one? Is it?

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Please check here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_pound_(British_co...

      2008 £1 coin has also got the same design 'royal arms'.

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      Hannah J W 3 years ago

      Hi, I have A Benjamin Britten 50 pence coin dated 2013. I was wondering if it was worth keeping in my collection as 'rare' as I've never seen one before. Thanks.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi Hannah, it is just too early to say but keep it just in case. Let's put it this way - I have already got 8 of those so I dont think it will be as rare as Kew Gardens 50p coins which I only have 3 so far.

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      gwen 3 years ago

      Hello,

      I have a 1996 £2 coin that is thicker than usual. Does this mean it is a fake? it also appears very gold coloured .

      Thank you

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      Simon 3 years ago

      It should be a silver proof piedfort £2 coin 1996 (European Football Championship).

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Handover to Rio £2 coin mintage is now 845,000 and it is 65,000 anymore.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Not 65,000 anymore for Olympic £2 coin handover to Rio, the Royal Mint has now updated the mintage figure to show 845,000.

      Also they have now minted a limited number of these SS Gairsoppa Quarter-Ounce Silver Coins (999AG) and denomination is 50p.

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      sarahdo 3 years ago

      So thrilled with my Gairsoppa coins. Looking forward to when these are sold out on the mint!!!!!!.

      I have been lucky and managed to get a handover to Rio and handover to Beijing coins. I have unfortunately got them as circulated. Is it worth hanging on to these, I will be with these ones as adding them to my 'great British coin hunt' album, but for the future?. Does anybody think there is also a chance the undated 20p will ever fall in price.

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi sarahdo, it is worth keeping all the Olympics £2 coins (The 4th Olympiad London, 2008 Handover to London, 2012 Handover to Rio) as they tend to have much lower mintage figures and will only be becoming rarer as more people are collecting them. They will look great in the Britisyh Corn Hunt Album too!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      sarahdo, with regards to updated 20p coins, they are now quite hard to find from the circulation and will only go up in value. Currently, they fetch for around £40 - £50 on the auction site. As more people are holding onto them and it will come to a point when there are not enough of these coins to go around for new collectors and will only push the price up. The number of these error coins escaped into circulation is between 50,000 and 250,000. Worth buying one at low price just in case!

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      sarahdo 3 years ago

      i think i am going to bite the bullet, and possibly get one of these as a treat to myself. thanks for the advice :), had some luck getting 1996 football £2 and charles dickens £2, struggling a bit to find others BU. any other tips except to keep hunting ebay?. thankyou simon :)

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      William Newstead 3 years ago

      Hi there, we have £1 coin with a picture of the forth road bridge, but our coin has the date of 2008 on it, but on the royal mint web site, it says on there that that coin was dated 2004, is this a rare coin/printing error??

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      Simon 3 years ago

      The £1 coin you have may be a counterfeit one, I'm afraid.

      For more info, please refer to http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/counter...

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      Nathan23 3 years ago

      Hi.

      I have a half penny dated 1958 but the other side of the coin is blank, smooth and with no queen on it. I was just wondering how much it is worth?

      Thanks

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      javtuck 3 years ago

      Hi.

      What is the mintage figure for the 2012 olympic handover two pound coin, i've seen a figure of 65,000 and now one of 845,000.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi javtuck, Thanks for viewing the hub. Sorry for the confusion on the mintage figures for the 2012 Rio Olympic Handover £2 coin, unfortunately it appears this was down to inaccurate figures posted by Royal Mint themselves on their website. The official mintage for the coin is now 845,000, which is the Royal Mint's "official figure based on coins issued into general circulation up to 31/04/14". As you can see, this is a very recent correction from Royal Mint, as prior to this, all their sources appeared to indicate the figure was 65,000. I think the correction may have been a result public querying this figure on the back of the the Royal Mint's press release on the 50p Kew coin, which they cited as the "rarest" coin in circulation, but had a higher mintage figure of 210,000 as opposed the the Rio £2 coin being cited on Royal Mint sites as 65,000. Hope this this explains, but let me know if you need any more info, always pleased to try and help out. Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Nathan23, Thanks for the question, but to be honest, I don't really know too much about pre-decimalization coins as the Hub is really based around UK sterling decimal coins that are mainly likely to be in circulation. Your best bet might be to check oiut eBay or similar to see if anything similar has been auctioned or is up for sale? To be honest, I think the 1950's Half-Penny are relatively common and usually worth around £1 at best, I'm not sure if the blank obverse would add any value and it would seem most likely that the smoothing of the queen's head was a result of something post-mint. I had a late uncle who worked on the railways and he had quite a collection of old coins that were smooth on one or both sides, all as a result of trains running them over! Not saying that's what's happened here, but just an an example of how something like this can occur. Best of Luck!

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      colin 3 years ago

      hi i have a london underground 1863 2 pound coin are they worth anything

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi colin, yes it is worth keeping just in case the mintage figures are much lower for these £2 coins (Roundel and The Train) than the rest.

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      Itsonlyme 3 years ago

      Hi can you tell me if the benjamin Britain 50p coin is classed as rare? And how much it would be worth if saw. First time I've ever seen one

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi itsonlyme, I'm afraid these are not so rare. The Mint has just updated the mintage figure for these coins to be 15,601,000 (Benjamin Britten). However, the Christopher Ironside 50p coins have a much lower mintage figure of 7,000,000, but this is still not rare! In comparison, only 210,000 Kew Gardens 50p coins were minted making them the rarest of all the current circulating decimal coins!

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      christopher 3 years ago

      I have got one of those two pound coin london underground with the train on and when looked at close the bit in the middle has a edge half of it isent thir but its on the other side and wen i have looked at picks of thease thy arent the same can you help

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      Callumhopper 3 years ago

      Hi, does anyone know how many of the new commonwealth games 50p will be minted?

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      Damian 3 years ago

      Hi kcent247 ive recently discovered I have an olympic aquatic rare 50p was wondering if you could point me in the right direction to sell it as not a collector. Cheers

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Callumhopper, Thanks for viewing the hub! I'm not sure of the exact figure but I believe the mintage is going to be approximately 5 million! In fact, I understand there was a ceremonial striking of the first 2013 Glasgow Commonwealth 50p today, to tie in with the baton relay that has started in Wales. I don't think therefore that the issue will be much of a rarity, although it is a very nice design. The Silver proof version (available directly from the Royal Mint) is limited to 2,500, but would cost you £50! Many Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Wow Damian! Massive Congratulations! What an awesome find! There are a number of options available, I would think. The first, and most obvious would be eBay, which would reach the widest audience, however if you wanted to put it into a specialist coin auction, which may well depend on your location, then company's such as Baldwin's or Londoncoins spring to mind, however it would well be checking out all options and details such as commissions etc, even with eBay. Hard to say exactly how much you could sell for, but as a guide, there are a couple of eBay at the moment, once uncirculated is for sale for £3K and a circulated version is £1.4k! All the very Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Christopher, Thanks for viewing the hub. Not sure if I can offer any help on this one I'm afraid. It could be some kind of mint error, hard to say really without seeing an image of it, I'm not aware or have heard of anyone finding anything unusual with these coins before. Really nice design on these and a relatively low mintage of 520,000, which in £2 coin terms, is pretty low. Interestingly, a very limited issue of the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground were released in January 2013 and were only issued from ticket machines in a select number of LU Stations. The bulk of the mint wasn't released into general circulation until later in 2013! Imagine what they would be worth if they had only stuck wit the initial release!

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      chrosyopher 3 years ago

      Thank you

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      christopher 3 years ago

      If this helps a bit the silver in the middle ov the coin has a band lets say little balls all the way around on mine it disspears half way around and wen i turn the coin around to the other side where image of train is its carrys on on that side

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      christopher 3 years ago

      And i was also going to ask if the 1933 one penny sewd afrika is worth holding on to it says 1d in it with a ship sailing

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      Kenko 3 years ago

      Got a 1990 5p with no lines on the edge and the side with the queens head is slightly off centre, could it be of any value?

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      tony p 3 years ago

      Hi I have found a 1999 2p coin what looks like silver very polished look is this rare.

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      lee 3 years ago

      Hey mate I have hundreds of the old British penny's would these be worth anything as a job lot? No 1933 I'm afraid lol. Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Christopher, from what you explain, it sound's like there could have been a strike error on the central cupro-nickel part of the coin, causing the design to become off-center. If this is the case, then it would usually add a premium to it's standard value, as these are a rarity, however, it's hard to say exactly how much more it would be worth as it is and would really be down to what collectors are willing to pay on the day, some are interested in error coins, some aren't, but I would think it might add maybe a couple of pound onto it's face value, on a good day.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Christopher, to be honest, I only really have an interest in modern decimal coins that are generally still in circulation. I think (although I'm sure there are more people out there with far more knowledge on this than me) that it might be worth £3-£4. As South Africa was part of the "Empire" the pre-decimal coinage was similar in design to the British coins, it's a shame it wasn't the British 1933 version, as there are believed to have only 6 or 7 struck that year, and only then as part of sets to be buried under the foundations of newly built notable buildings (churches etc), some estimates put a value of a British 1933 One Penny at about £80K!!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Lee, Thanks for viewing the hub, I'm not too sure about pre-decimal British coinage as I only really have an interest in coins that are generally still in circulation, but if I'm honest, I don't think there is much of an interest in pre-decimalization British penny's as I think so many were produced, nearly all years in the last century (except 1933, of course) are pretty common and I think you would have to go back to Penny's produced in the mid 1800's for there to be any spark of interest from collectors, I would imagine, I think the only date's, I believe, worth looking out for are 1860, 1862, 1863, 1869 & 1882. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Kenko, Thanks for viewing the hub, apologies for the delay in replaying to your question. Coins with Mint error are certainly collectible with lots of collectors interested in these type of coins, such as your early 90's 5p with an off-centre misstrike. The efficiency of the modern coin production does make these kind of error coins very rare, so I would think it would definitely be of interest and I did see one very similar sell last month for £16! Which is a fantastic return on it's face value! It does all depend on who is looking to buy on the day but I reckon you should get somewhere between £12-£18. You have to be a little bit careful these days with error coins as there are certainly some so-called "genuine" error coins that have had errors re-produced, but these usually occur on the higher value coins, but with the lower denomination's, you should be pretty safe. Good Luck if you decide to sell it!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Tony p, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. The 1999 silver Two Pence coin you have is very interesting and intriguing! Initially I though that it may have been a silver proof coin, possibly from one of the issued sets, but although there was a silver 2p proof issued in 2000, and are generally valued at around £30, in 1999, I believe they were issued as copper versions, so it would appear unlikely therefore it's a silver proof. The standard Two Pence coins, since 1992 are produced with a mild steel core and are then electroplated with copper. There are a few possible reasons, I would think, that the coin is the way it is, firstly it could be a Magician's silver prop coin, I know this might seem a bit ridiculous but you can buy a two pence coin that has been silver plated and can be used in magic routines (the good news is that they generally retail at about £10! So if you stumbled across this 2p, is still a great return), secondly, the copper plating has been removed, although I think this could possibly be unlikely, although not impossible. Thirdly, and possibly the most intriguing, is that it is a genuine mint error and that the coin somehow missed the copper-plating process in the mint and would likely be worth a considerable amount of money! You would probably have to try and get the coin professionally verified to prove the latter, perhaps you could contact the Royal Mint direct for advice on this? If it is the last option (although I don't want to get your hopes up!) There was a well publicised incidence of a Somerset lady finding a silver 1p that was confirmed by the Royal Mint and thought to be worth thousands. Perhaps yours is similar? Best of Luck!!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. The undated "Mule" 20 pence coins are still much in demand and are selling in the £40-£50 range at the moment. The 1 Pence coin you have with a crab on the reverse sound like the Guernsey 1 Pence, not particularly rare I'm afraid, but as it dates from the mid eighties, probably 50p on a very good day, but most likely less. With regard to the 2012 Olympic 50p's, with the exception of the withdrawn aquatic design, which is probably worth somewhere between £1200-£1500, the full 29 coin sets are selling in the £30-£35 range. As mentioned above, the triathlon, football, wrestling are probably the most sought out, with values in the £3-£6 region for circulated coins, maybe £1 or £2 higher for the presentation/uncirculated packs. Hope this helps? Best of Luck!

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      christopher 3 years ago

      Thanks mate much help B-)

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      tony p 3 years ago

      Hi thankyou for you're advice I will check this out and let u know the outcome.

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      Gareth 3 years ago

      Hello

      I have two 50p's with Benjamin britten on. Are they of any value more than the face value? Im guessing they cant be that rare as i have 2, but they might be worth something to a collector. Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Gareth, No I'm afraid they're not that rare or valuable, although I do like their design! Royal Mint have produced over 15 and a half million of them in 2013, which is a relatively high figure, compared to many of the 50p designs, but they still seem to be feeding into circulation, as I've not seen many of them yet. Given the amount produced, I don't think they are likely to be particularly valuable in the future either I'm afraid, but they are a nice addition to collections for those trying to complete the "Great British Coin Hunt".

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      Simon 3 years ago

      I totally agree with kcent247...

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      Simon 3 years ago

      The Cirulating British coins listed below have relatively low figures (not in particular order):-

      1. Kew Gardens 50p coin (dated 2009)

      2. Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 £2 coins (dated 2002) - 4 coin set (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland). Wales and Ireland are the most sought after!

      2. Olympic 2008 £2 coins (both Handover to London and The 4th Olympiad)

      3. Olympic 2012 £2 coin (Handover to Rio 2016)

      4. £1 coins (1989 and 1999) - Only found in Collectors' packs but some people opened the packs and spent them so these coins are out there waiting to be discovered!

      5. Olympic 2012 Sporting 50p coins - Triathlon, Judo, Football and Judo. Others have relatively low figures comparing with the rest of non-sporting commemorative issues!)

      6. Worth Keeping £2 coins - London Underground Train & Roundel, Guinea, Mary Rose and King James Bible

      7. And any commemorative coins issued this year, just in case, one design will become very rare!

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Of all the British decimal coins (as of June 2014), the larger type ECC 50p Coins (dated 1992-93) has the lowest mintage numbers of 109,000, followed by Kew Gardens 50p coins of 210,000 mintages.

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      Roy 3 years ago

      I have an Olympic aquatic 50p. Is it really worth £3000? if so, how do I find a buyer?

      Email me at ro1mart1n@msn.com

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Roy, Thanks for viewing the hub. It's worth noting that there are two versions of the 2012 Olympics aquatic 50p, the initial design featuring the swimmer with water lines across the face, which was subsequently withdrawn, although only after a small number of presentation packs were released and the revised design which shows the swimmer with a smooth face and clearer representation, both images are shown in the hub for comparison. The value of the original withdrawn design has, I believe now dropped from asking prices earlier in the year, quite substantially, and would probably be around the £1400.00 area now, which is still exceptional, whilst the generally circulated version is probably, at best worth around £2, on a good day. If you are in possession of the rarer version, then eBay would probably reach the widest audience, although worth investigating and doing your homework, as commissions can be surprisingly high, otherwise it could be worth contacting one of the larger coin dealers, some of which are mentioned above. Best of Luck!

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      christopher 3 years ago

      Hello again mate is the 2013 2pound guiea anvesery worth keeping hold of

      ,

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Christopher, it is worth holding on to these £2 coins as The Royal Mint figure shows 520,000 (Anniversary of the Guinea) so far. You never know, it might be worth a lot more depending on its final mintage figure (upated annually) and supply'n'demands from other people and collectors alike.

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      christopher 3 years ago

      Cheeres matey will do and do you know any thing about errors on the london 2pound coin coz mine has one and i dnt wont to undermine kcent coz his qoute was great but any quires your self

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      daryl 3 years ago

      Hi there, great information by the way.

      I have a 1986 2 pound coin commonwealth games scotland, not sure if thats worth any thing.

      also an isle of man I think 5p 1996 with a golf seen on the back. Also a New 1Penny 1971 with a bird on the front and writing on the back that I can't understand. Sorry about this lol. Also a 1964 silver kennedy half doller. Also a few half shillings. Also a canada 2 doller coin with a polar bear and mountains on. Thanks daryl

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      Simon 3 years ago

      Hi Christopher,

      Sorry the above post was posted by me. Corrected now.

      If you think the £2 coin you have is a mint error, then I suggest you try to sell it on eBay and describe it as best as you can if you don't want to keep it. eBay is probably the best place to sell any coins as it reaches the widest audiences across the globe. Alternatively, depending on where you are, go to your local coin dealers / specialists to have it valued but then you may need to pay a small fee. If you are too far away from any coin dealers, you can inquire via http://24carat.co.uk/

      Hope this answers your question

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      christopher 3 years ago

      And yer thanx simon mate i will keep that in mind and i will be posting if i need any clues about my coins i come across, great website

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      Martin 3 years ago

      Will the rare£1 coins go up in value once the the new £1 coin goes into circulation??

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi daryl, Thanks for the comments and viewing the Hub. I'm afraid your 1986 Commonwealth Games £2 isn't particularly rare I'm afraid, these were the first £2 coin to be issued and a lot of people would have put them away due to novelty value but I think there were just over 8 million minted, so there are still a lot out there, On a good day, probably worth about £2.50, in good condition. Your Isle of Man 5p with golf design on reverse is probably more valuable (at least compared to it's face value) and there might be some interest on eBay, although would probably be worth about 50p. Not sure about the penny, if there is "foreign" writing on it, at a guess, I would say it's most likely an Irish penny and as to the other foreign coins, I'm afraid I don't really have any knowledge on these, so couldn't really comment, maybe best check on eBay and see if there's any value? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Martin, Thanks for viewing the hub and commenting. Personally, I don't think there will be any change to the value of the "old" £1 coins once the new design has been issued, mainly, I think to the fact that there aren't really any £1 coin designs that are unique or desirable, compared, particularly to the the 50p & £2 designs or error coins mentioned above and also, I would imagine due to the high volumes that are minted annually. That said, I've personally not seen any of the 2010/2011 Capital Cities (London, Cardiff, Belfast & Edinburgh badges) reverse designs in change yet, despite all this time since issue! Maybe they might be worth looking out for, particularly the Edinburgh, which had a relatively low mintage (at least in £1 coin figures) of 935,000. Many Thanks!

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      dan 3 years ago

      Hi. I found a 2 pound coin which is dated 2015!, its the anniversary of golden guinea one. And the silver part is not lined up properly. What are your thoughts on that? Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Dan, Thanks for the question, apologies for the delay in replying. The coin you have does seem quite odd, firstly the issue date for the £2 350th Golden Guinea was 2013, was that just a typo in the question regarding 2015? Off-Centre £2 error coins do occasionally turn up, although they are exceptionally rare, examples can sometimes reach £50-£60 at auction. If the coin has a combination of date and off-centre error, I would possibly question whether it is a genuine Royal Mint issue? Best of Luck!

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      ross 3 years ago

      Hey guys...I've managed to get together the full complete coin hunter set. I have the 2, 1 50p olympic, and 50p normal set with all coins Inc. ..what would be the amount it could go for eBay would u think :) cheers .

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      debbie 3 years ago

      Hi my dad has a 5p coin but it looks like its been cut. Like its gone to cut another but caught the other 5p.

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      Clare 3 years ago

      Hi, I've been going through some old coins and I have found a silver 2 new pence coin dated 1971. I've tried looking it up but can't find anything, anywhere. Any ideas please?

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Debbie, Thanks for viewing the hub and commenting. Hard to say exactly how the 5p came into being the condition it is, I would think there are two possible explanations, either a mint error or the coin has been deliberately or accidentally damaged since issue, interesting nonetheless. Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Clare, Thanks for viewing and commenting on the hub. The 1971 Two Pence coin you have sounds very interesting, My first thought is that is could be Maundy Money, however these coins do have quite a specific design, with a crowned "2" surrounded with a laurel leaf design, which is quite distinct. If it is definitely a standard Two Pence design, this it makes it all the more curious. Up until 1992, the coin was made of 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin (since 1992, it been copper plated steel, if the coin was dated after 1992, there could have been a possibility it could be a mint error, in which case, it would be quite valuable!). If it is a standard 1971 Two Pence design, he only other thought it that the coin could have been electroplated with silver or tin after issue, if so, it might be of interest to certain collectors, but not sure if it would be of any value. Not sure if any of this helps? Best of Luck!

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      john 3 years ago

      Hi very interesting convo, Ive got a girls guide 50 , a Benjamin Britain 50p, a runner and a belfast £1, all decentish circulated condition What do you thinkbthe value is? Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi John, Thanks for viewing the hub! Regarding your coins, I would think they would all generally be worth more than the face value, the actual values would normally be down to the general condition and who is looking to buy them on the day, so this is only a very general guide, however, the 2010 100 years of Girl Guiding 50p worth anything from £0.60 -£1.50, 2013 Benjamin Britten £1-£1.50, I'm guessing the runner 50p is most likely the 2004 Four Minute Mile 50p, which is worth anything up to £2.00 and the 2010 UK Capital City £1 coin would be between the £1-£1.50 . None of them are in the "Big League" I'm afraid but maybe worth stashing away if not needed for a couple of years. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi ross, Sorry for the late reply, Firstly Congratulations on completing the coin hunter sets, a marvellous achievement, by anyone’s standards! They are definitely highly collectible items and completed sets definitely offer a large premium over their face value. The final value would be dependent on the condition of the coins, but I’m sure if they are generally circulated condition, they would be fine, also the completion medallion’s (which I think are still available for sale directly from Royal Mint) being included, but in general, the values of the completed sets seem to be around £55 for the standard 50p set’s and £35-£40 for the Olympic 50p set of 29 coins, £1 GBCH sets are about £55 and the £2 sets are around the £130. As I always say though, prices can go up or down, dependent on whose looking to buy on the day, but at least, hopefully, will give you a rough idea. Thanks for the question, it’s given me the idea of adding some of this info into the main Hub above! Best of Luck!

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      Steve 3 years ago

      Hi Kcent. I have a 2010 Florence Nightingale commemorative £2 coin in reasonable condition. could that be worth anything?

      Congratulations on your informative site.

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      Kieran Clarke 3 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks Steve! Your 2010 £2 150th Anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale did have the lowest mintage figure of the £2 coin designs for 2010, of which there were 6 different designs that year, however there were still 6,175,000 of these coins issued that year, which is generally on the high side of a commemorative issue (compare that to 2011's King James Bible £2, which had 975,000 issued). Nonetheless, it is a striking design and they don't turn up that often in change, well worth keeping if you were to consider pursuing "The Great British Coin Hunt"! They wouldn't be considered worth much more that face value at the moment, I'm afraid. Best of Luck!

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      jim reid 3 years ago

      Hi

      I have two Royal Arms one pound coins dated 1983. The edge inscription (DECUS ET TUTAMEN) is oriented differently on them. It appears to be upside down on one of them but which one? I'm thinking one might be counterfeit. Is the edge inscription always the same way up on all one pound coins? Thanks.

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      jo 3 years ago

      hey im new to this but i have 3 new penny coins dated 1971 1974 and 1975 and i also have bailiwick of guernsey coin with the ship on one side and 3 lions crest on the other wondering what there worth ?

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      Lana 3 years ago

      Hi, I have a solid £2 coin dated 1986 and was wandering if there were many made and perhaps what it's worth now ?

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      christopher 3 years ago

      Any news on the 2013 2pound coin minteges

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      Naomi 3 years ago

      Hello, after going through our change tin, I've come across some unusual (to me at least) coins....

      2x 2006 MacNeil's Egyptian Arch £1 coins, one of which as a misprint on the E of the "one"

      a Welsh Commonwealth Games £2 coin

      a 2010 Florence Nightengale £2 coin

      a 2007 Millenium Bridge £1 coin

      and a 2011 "offside explained" 50p coin

      are any of these worth anything? And if so, where's best to sell them? Thank you in advance

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      Hart recoil 2 years ago

      Is a 20pence 2005 with no dot after d worth any thing thanks

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      Loopy Lou 2 years ago

      I have a Queen Victoria old penny is this worth anything over dated over 100 years, I am not quite sure of the date it is in a box in my attic

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      Richard 2 years ago

      Hi

      Back in the seventies I found in my change a 10p piece with the reverse upside down to how it should be. I took it to an aquaintance who worked in a coin dealers who said it probably wasn't worth anything but some one might give me a pound or two for it. He didn't voluteer to buy it but said I should probably hold onto it. I recently rediscovered it again, having forgotten about it. Do you think it is worth anything now (I've never heard of another one and obviously they are no longer in circulation so it is possibly the only one in the world!) What do you think?

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      jordan 2 years ago

      Hi, I've just discovered a Benjamin Britten 50p piece. How much on average do they sell for?

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      Melissa 2 years ago

      I have a couple of the miss spelt guy Fawkes £2 coins. I also have another one that say "remember pemember the fifth of Novembep" with a definitely p on the second remember bit and a p at the end of November. Any thoughts on this please?

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      caroline 2 years ago

      Hi I have the Benjamin Britten 50p and the Olympic 50p are these worth anything

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jim, Thanks for viewing the Hub & asking a question. So Sorry for the delay in replying to your question, had very little time and access to the internet over the last month or so, due to work and family commitments! Anyway, in answer to your question, I would say that it is most likely that the £1 coins with a reversed inscription is a fake/counterfeit. The top of the edge inscription should be adjacent to to the Queens Head in all cases and the likelihood of a mint error in this regard, would be almost impossible, and not unusual, given the high number of fake coins in circulation. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a slight weight variance, although you may need precision scale to preway to test, but sometimes you can detect by holding/comparing coins in each hand, another test is if you try and use the coin in any kind of slot payment, you will usually find that the coin would be rejected (although I'm not in any way suggesting you should try and pass it on, as all fakes are supposed to be handed into the relevant authorities! ;-) . Sorry if any disappointment but Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jo, Thanks for viewing the Hub, again, sorry for the delay in replying (work/holiday!). In response to your question, firstly the value of the early 1970's New Penny coins would really be based in their condition, if they are in shiny uncirculated condition (known as BU - "Brilliant uncirulated") then they may be of a reasonable value of say £1-£2, however if well used/circulated then I wouldn't think they would be much more than face value. Your Guernsey One Pound coin (I'm guessing it's a 1983 issue) is certainly interesting and is a known Mint Error coin, in which. presumably due to some kind of die-mismatch, the Queen's head was omitted and the coins were minted with different reverses on either side, being the ship on one and the three lions on the other. Surprisingly (and perhaps disappointingly), although the coin is a significant error, there are a few around and with it being a Channel Island, the demand for such coins isn't particularly high I'm afraid, so I think it would be only worth around £3-£4, maybe a little more on a good day, mainly for it's novelty value, but an interesting coin nonetheless and worth hanging onto. Many Thanks for asking the question! Best Regards!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Lana, Thanks for viewing the Hub, sorry it's taken an age to reply! In answer to your question, the 1986 Brass-Nickel £2 was the first £2 coin to be issued by the Royal Mint and were released to commemorate the Commonwealth Games in Scotland that year. The coins were a solid single colour (as opposed to the dual colour nickel-brass/cupro-brass designs after the general £2 release in 1997). These coins had quite a large mintage of 8,212,184 which doesn't make them particularly rare but many would have disappeared into people's collections. There is definitely a demand for these coins today and very much depending on the coins conditions, if used/circulated, then I would think £3-£4, if uncirculated/cased, maybe £7-8 on a good day. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Christopher, I believe the Royal Mint issued the mintage figures for all the 2013 coins earlier this year, the figures for the Two Pound Coins were - Technology - 15,860,250, London Underground - The Train - 520,000, London Underground - The Roundel - 520,000 & The Anniversary of the Guinea - 520,000. 2013 was definitely a "Good Year" for £2 coin issues, with the Underground and Guinea £2 coins being the lowest mintages of £2's yet and any of these, I would say, are worth hanging onto, if passed in change. There is already some interest, particularly for the Underground coins, perhaps from collectors trying to complete the "GB Coin Hunt" already selling 50p-£1 above face value.

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      Stacy Birch 2 years ago

      I'm not from the UK, but this is very interesting.

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      jim reid 2 years ago

      Hi Christopher

      Many thanks for the response re orientation of edge inscriptions on one pound coins. I had too many with the edge inscription reversed (more than the 3% counterfeit coins in circulation) so I checked this website - http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/dec1p.html - and it says:

      "As the edge inscriptions are stamped on the edge of blank coins before striking, they can (and do) appear either way up in theoretically equal quantities. "

      So I'm inclined to think my coins are not counterfeit....

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      Serena 2 years ago

      Hi I have a penny that does not have the usual copper appearance but has a silver appearance and is dated 2003. Is this worth anything?

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      Cheryl mason 2 years ago

      Hi I have a genuine no date 20p and would like to know value and where to sell it plz or is it worth keeping I've had it for five years

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      Keith Dumbrell 2 years ago

      Hi

      I came into possession of a mint £2 coin with the entire silver centre section missing. It is dated 2010 and has obviously never had a centre section inserted. Do you think that it s worth anything?

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      Will H 2 years ago

      Is a 1996 £2 coin, European championships worth anything? Some sites say certain ones are gold, is this correct and if so how do I check?

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      Brian 2 years ago

      Hi I have a charles dickens what you think value is?

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      Paul 2 years ago

      Hi. Hope you can help. Where I work we deal with money all the time so I opened a £20 bag of 2014 pond coins and found one that is totally smooth. There's no queens head or date on the front. Nothing on the reverse either. The side of the coin has the Latin inscription decus et tutamen which is smooth. Normally a pound coin has the groove lines all around the side but this one has about 10. It's as though the process was started and then stopped. Also if you look closely at the pound coin, in just the right light, you can make out where the queens head is. Is this coin worth anything. Thanks.

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      Andrew 2 years ago

      Hi there, I have a 2012 £2 coin which I can't find any info on... On the side of the coin where it should say "standing in the shoulders of giants" the word "the" is spelt "thl" I took the coin to the bank and assured me it's real just no one has heard or wrote anything on the net about it, don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing!?! Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks, Andrew

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      Michelle 2 years ago

      Hi, I have the Judo 2011 50p,the WWF 2011 50p, weight lifting 2001 50p and more..are these worth anything?

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      Ben Elliott 2 years ago

      Hello, I have one of those Guy Faulks 400th anniversary £2 coins. However unlike any i have seen on the internet, my one has "PEMEMBER PEMEMBEP THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER". It's different from the others because the 2nd "Pemember" finishes with a "P" opposed to an "R". Also half of the 1st "M" of the second "Pemembep" didn't print along with half of the "V" in "November". Does anyone know how much this coin will be worth, it's in quite good condition???

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Andrew - sell it on eBay and you will then see how much it'll go for. It sound like an error coin.

      Michelle - No, these are not rare I'm afraid. The lowest minted Olympics 50p coins are Triathlon, Judo, Football and Wrestling. WWF 2011 50p mintage figure is 3,400,000!

      Ben Elliott - Sound likes a good mint error. Sell it on eBay and see how much you can get!

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      Brian 2 years ago

      Charles Dickens £2 coins are not rare at all. Mintage is 8,190,000! On the other hand, the rarest £2 bi-color coins are 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and 2008 Olympic coins (The 4th Olympiad and Handover to London) as well as 2012 Handover to Rio. None of the other £2 coins so far are considered rare at all. If you have not come across these, then Mary Rose and King James Bible are probably the great find as they have lower mintages than the rest of the £2 coins!

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      Will H 2 years ago

      The 1996 £2 coin - European championships is a single metal coin but you will not be able to find them in circulation anymore. If you have a BU pack, these will be going for around £10 - £13 on eBay. For a circulated one, £5 - £7 if you are lucky.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Sorry, the last 2 replies are written by me for Brian and Will H

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Naomi, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking the question, So sorry it’s taken forever to reply, (down to a combination of holiday and a new family arrival, finally getting a chance now to catch up!). There are a fascinating array of coin designs in circulation and although I don’t think any of the coins you have a worth a fortune, they should be worth slightly more than face value to collectors. A quick breakdown as follows;

      2006 £1 Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge (actual bridge is located in Newry, Northern Ireland!) would be worth usually around £1.50-£2.00, depending on condition.

      2002 £2 Commonwealth Games – Welsh Flag. This is perhaps the most interesting and collectible coin you have mentioned, this coin, from the set of 4 slightly different designs (full details outlined in the hub above)with a relatively small mintage of 588,500, for the Welsh Flag version. It is very much in demand from collectors and I would say that prices are higher now than when I last updated the entry above. The Welsh flag version is the second most sought after of the four, after Northern Ireland, and I would think at the moment, would be worth around £6-£7!

      2010 £2 100th Anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale – This coin, according to the Royal Mint, had a mintage of 6,175,000, which putting into perspective against the 2002 Welsh Flag Commonwealth Games coin, is fairly mid-range, so it’s not considered particularly rare, although it would expect to be valued at around £2.50 - £4.00.

      2007 £1 Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Again, a high mintage issue of over 26 million! This one regularly turns up in change and I think this one would be worth face value.

      2011 50P Football (Off Side Rule Explanation). This coin was one of the “London Olympic 2012” 50p designs and is still a sought after coin for collectors, as with many of the Olympic coins, an unprecedented number disappeared from circulation due to many people collecting the sets and therefore there are not as many in circulation now, making them more collectible! These can make up to £3.50 on a good day, which isn’t a bad markup on a 50p face value!

      By far the best place to sell modern coins is eBay, based solely on the number of potential buyers you can reach, although it’s worth bearing in mind and checking details of fees involved, especially if you aren’t familiar with selling on online auction sites, as they can often be surprisingly high and this is something that has to be taken into account as to whether you are happy to make the effort involved in selling items that might only make a small premium. Best of Luck and Thanks again!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Hart recoil, Thanks for viewing the hub, sorry of the extremely late reply (reasons given in last answer!). I'm guessing from your description, you might be referring to the inscription "D.G.REG.F.D" below the Queen's Head (an abbreviation of DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR in Latin which apparently translates to "Queen Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith", if anybody is wondering) and that the dot is missing from either the first or last D? Feel free to elaborate if you wish? To be honest, I think this would be considered a fairly insignificant error and wouldn't add anything to the value, I'm afraid? That said, there wouldn't be any harm in trying to sell it on eBay as an "Error Coin" to see what happens? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Loopy Lou, Thanks for viewing the Hub! I'm afraid I don't really have any experience or knowledge of antique coins, as the hub is really dealing with modern British Decimal coins, which are generally still in circulation. Although the Victorian Pennies are relatively common, I think there are some issues from particular years that are worth far more than others with the the "Young Victoria" heads being sought after more than the "Old Victoria" designs, apparently, certain pennies from 1843, 1856, 1869 & 1882 are the most valuable (subject to condition and certain design), so I think you would need to determine what the year of issue as a starting point and there are plenty of sites out there that should give you a good indicator of value. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Richard, Thanks for viewing the hub. The coin you have is certainly interesting, although I think it is very hard to give any clue as to the value as there isn't any precedence to compare it to? Also, It's a bit tricky gauging the market for early decimal coinage and it's not an area I'm overly familiar with, as previously pointed out in earlier comments, I'm mainly interested in current circulated coins, although I'm sure there are collectors out there, I would think it is a fairly niche area. I think the only way to find out would be to take the coin along to a coin collectors fair or approach a dealer direct, failing that (and dependent on how attached you are to the coin!) list it on eBay, perhaps with a reserve, to gauge any interest? Sorry I can't be much more help on this, but Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jordan, Thanks for the question. The 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p had a mintage of 5.3 Million, which although perhaps isn't as high as many of the designs (and also it doesn't turn up in change that often, I've found) still makes it a relatively common design, so it wouldn't be worth much more than face value at the moment, although it's striking design does make it a great addition to the "Great British Coin Hunt" collection. Thanks again and Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Melissa, Thanks for viewing the hub and commenting, sorry for the delay in replying (reasons given before!). The £2 Guy Fawkes are a great find and certainly these coins are still sought after by collectors, although the interest is somewhat "off the boil" compared to 2-3 years ago. The edging miss-strikes are well documented and there are quite a few examples of the "Pemember" error, although I'm not familiar with any other variations such as yours. The main error is widely acknowledged and I think your variation may have a value premium over the more common error variant, I think it would add a small premium to it's value. The error coins are generally selling for around £4-£5, sometimes even lower, as I suspect the rush for collectors to get their hands on one now is over, which is a shame, as at their peak, when I first started this page, about three years ago, they were selling at around £16! Still, things often go in cycles (look what happened with the Kew 50p!) and who knows, maybe they'll recover some of that value in time? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Caroline, Thanks for viewing the hub, as per my reply to Jordan, although a great looking coin, the Benjamin Britten 50p doesn't have much of a value premium at the moment I'm afraid, although it never hurts to hold onto the coin, although the mintage figures would suggest that it won't gain much value in time. The London 2012 Olympic 50p's came in 29 different designs, so it's hard to suggest a value without knowing which particular design, however of all the designs, probably the Football, Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling and Judo would be the most collectible, with most of these selling in a circulated condition for around £4-5 each, perhaps double if mint in presentation packs, also "Completer Medallion" would be worth around £10 upwards. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for the kind comment, much appreciated! I'm guessing you are perhaps from the US and I believe there are other hubs that indicate US coinage which might be valuable and worth looking out for! Regards!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jim, Thanks for coming back with the useful information. I stand fully corrected! I believe you are absolutely right in the assertion regarding the edge inscription, in that they can be struck either way up. I checked a stack of One Pound coins, all of which I'm 99% sure are genuine, and exactly as you found, they were a mix of edge inscription orientation's. Thanks for verifying this, much appreciated! You learn something new every day! :-) Best Regards!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Serena, Thanks for viewing the hub. Wow! If your Silver 1 Penny Piece is a genuine mint error coin that may have somehow missed the copper plate processing, then it is extremely rare indeed! There was a widely publicized case of one turning up in Bridgwater, Somerset back in 2009. Which caught the attention of the national press and there was speculation that the coin could be worth thousands! Also, I believe Simon, who regularly comments on here has mentioned that he has one, (Simon, do you have any idea's on value? or further info on this?) I think you would need to verify it's authenticity first, perhaps contact the Royal Mint directly? If the coin is the real deal, it's hard to put a value on it, there was never any follow-up on whether the last reported one was sold, so I think you would only find it's value if you were to sell it at auction or on eBay, but I would imagine there would be a lot of interest in it. I'm glad you mentioned it was a 2003 dated coin, as it's worth mentioning that if anybody should stumble upon a 2013 Silver 1p, then it's likely to be a "lucky penny" sold by the Royal Mint, (still worth £30 though!). If you do decide to sell, would love to hear how you get on?!? Best of Luck with the coin!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Cheryl, Thanks for viewing the Hub. Congratulations on finding the undated 20p! You're coin was issued around 5 years ago, so it sounds spot-on! The value of the coin has settled around the £50 mark, . I think these coins will always be in demand by collectors and there may be a gradual rise in value as they are becoming more and more scarce, but I don't think the prices will reach the dizzying thousands that they spiked at when the error was first picked up by the national press and there was a panic buying frenzy in 2009, still a fantastic return on 20p face valueBy far the easiest place to sell would be eBay, which although may not be the cheapest (taking into account selling fees etc), it does have the greatest reach to potential buyers. Always really pleased to hear from anybody who has found a rare coin in their change, Thanks for sharing & Good Luck!!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Keith, Thanks for viewing the hub and posting the question. I think your £2 coin is certainly a rarity and they do occasionally come up for sale on eBay. This is conjecture, but I would imagine that this is a genuine mint error in that there could have been an error in the production of the Cupro-Nickel centre piece, resulting in it either not being inserted, or falling out. There were rumours that there were some issues with the earlier issues of the dual metal £2 resulting in the centre piece coming out so maybe for coins dated from the 1990's it might be less surprising but not for a 2010 issue. There has also been some speculation that the centre piece could be removed after freezing, but if it was that simple, I think we would see many more. Nonetheless, these can and do appear from time to time and I would think it would be worth around £25-£30 on a good day, if you were to sell. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Paul, Thanks for viewing the hub and leaving the detailed comment. From what you describe, it sounds as if you may have a "Planchet" which is the pre-printed base blank coin, which may have made it's way through the production process. These are very rare although given the volumes produced, it's not unheard of for these to somehow make it through the Quality Control's at the Royal Mint. Hard to put a value on the coin (or Planchet!) as so few exist, I think they would definitely be of interest to certain collectors, however the fact that there are traces of the coin design on the blank, I think this would add to it's value, but I don't think you would truly know it's worth until you put it into auction. Many Thanks for sharing and the Best of Luck!

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Sorry kcent247, with regards to my penny missing the copper process, I just have not get a chance to proceed. As I live quite close to The Royal Mint, I think I will just go there and physically ask them to examine it and then make comments in writing. I will keep you posted :)

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Great Thanks Simon! would be intrigued to know how it goes, when you get the chance. Thanks for the informative input previously, much appreciated! Regards! Kieran

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      emma 2 years ago

      Hi I have a 2010 £2 coin and each letter of the word ELIZABETH and letters DEF are doubled like the words have been printed and then again on top.has it any value?

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      Jesss26 2 years ago

      Hi kcent, I had a few questions :)

      I'm not really interesting in selling my coins but I would like to know the round about value of them if that's ok.

      I have a full set of the 50p coin hunt album and the completer medallion.

      I have around 15 olympic coins and quite a few doubles. So I'm waiting to find the rest. I don't buy the coins I prefer to look through them in change. Do you think it is possible to collect all 29?

      I also have a lot of common wealth games 50ps from this year but it is my understanding that the value has decreased rather quickly.

      I have the handover to rio £2. The Northern Ireland £2 common wealth games. I also have the King James Bible £2. I did have a few others but decided not to hoard them haha.

      I have a 1970 Britannia 50p, i know they are not considered legal tender anymore but is it worth holding onto?

      I have found a few remember remember £2 coins but I cannot work out whether the supposed 'p' on the words 'remember remember' was actually just an unclear r. Do these coins exist?

      Thanks so much!

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Hi Jesss26,

      Just to answer your queries one by one:-

      A Full Set of 50p coins hunt album + completer medallion is around £35 - £45 depending on who's buying and conditions of those coins. Out of those 50p coins, Kew Gardens 2009 Kew Gardens alone will fetch around £20 - £30, again, depending on conditions and types of potential buyers.

      Yes it is still possible to find all 29 Olympics 50p coins. They are still out there waiting to be found. Please bear this in mind that these coins are so popular that they are disappearing fast from circulation, which makes new collectors even more difficult to collect them all. Most of them end up buying the odd ones from eBay to complete their sets.

      With regards to Glasgow Commonwealth Games 50p coins, they are starting to appear in circulation but currently they are worth their face value. The fact that we have already found several of them from circulation mean that it’s not likely to be as rare as Kew Gardens 50p I’m afraid, but worth holding onto them for now.

      On the other hand, it is worth keeping Rio £2 coins as the mintage figure for these coins are relatively lower than the rest of the £2 coins and they normally for for around £4.50 - £7 each on eBay. The Northern Ireland Manchester Commonwealth Games £2 coin (dated 2002) is much rarer than Rio coin and will fetch around £10 - £15 (some going for as much as £20!). It is the rarest of all the £2 coins in this Manchester Commonwealth Commemorative Series. Mary Rose and King James Bible £2 coins will fetch around £3.50 - £7 each.

      Britannia 50p dated 1970 coins were of a larger type and were replaced by smaller 50p pieces since 1 September 1997. The mintage figure for that year is 19,461,500 which make them not that rare and they will probably go for around £1 - £2. On the other hand, 1992 – 1993 Single Market ECC 50p coins (Brilliant Uncirculated in Pack) will fetch around £35 - £40, whereas the circulated ones goe for around £25 - £30. Not bad returns for the withdrawn 50p piece!

      Yes there ‘pemember pemember the fifth of November’ still exists and there’s a lot of these appearing on eBay past few months. If it’s a genuine mint error, these coins will go for around £5 - £8 on eBay so make sure you describe it well if you decide to put it up on auction.

      Happy coin hunting!

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      Tony 2 years ago

      Great artical by the way, I have a 2014 10p with no ridges, which i thought was worth looking into.

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      Jessica 2 years ago

      @kcent thank you so much for taking the time to answer all of my questions! Take care

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      Wayne t 2 years ago

      I've got 3 Charles dickens £2 coins how much can I get for them ?any ideas?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jessica!, Actually it was Simon who put all the hard work into answering your question! Thanks Simon!

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      Jesss26 2 years ago

      AHHH sorry I have just re read the thread and realised also. Thank you very much Simon, sorry for the misunderstanding

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      Simon 2 years ago

      You are welcome :)

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Wayne t, the mintage figure for these Charles Dickens £2 coins is 8,190,000 and it is probably the highest figure 0f all the commemorative £2 coins ever minted except after 'Technology'. Nevertheless, they will probably go for around £3 on a good day if not heavily circulated, whereas UNC and BU ones will always fetch higher prices.

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      jim reid 2 years ago

      Hi. I have a 1998 one pound coin depicting the Royal Arms (the design first issued in 1983) TheRoyal Mint website says these were also struck in 1993, 2003 and 2008 but that the 1998 one was never circulated. So is the 1998 coin worth anything? Thanks.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      jim reid,

      1998 Ornamental royal arms (not circulated) -the coin you have in your possession is a rare one and was never released into circulation. Royal Mint struck a limited number of these £1 coins for 1998 9-Coin Uncirculated Sets, Standard Proof Sets and Deluxe Proof Sets or as a single coin folder packs. The fact that you have managed to find one in your change is due to one of uncirculated set packs has been broken up and coins entered into circulation. The value is around £8 for BU grade and £3 - £4 for circulated ones. Hope this helps.

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      Margaret H. 2 years ago

      Thanks for a very informative site and all your hard work. I'm hanging on to my £2 anniversary of the golden guinea coin for now !

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      Zel17 2 years ago

      Hi,

      I have a "nations united for peace" two pound coin. It's not the same looking as a normal two pound coin. It has the date 1995-1995.

      Please could you tell me if this is worth anything. Thank you

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      v73 2 years ago

      Hi

      I have a 1995 dove of peace coin, but it seems to have a error on the edge. It has 945 instead of 1945,can u give me an idea of its value?

      Thanks

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      Pollyanna Jones 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a fascinating read! I am kicking myself for using old £2 coins for making purchases, prior to the launch of our modern £2 coin. I will be sure to keep an eye on my change from now on.

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      jim reid 2 years ago

      Thanks for the info Simon on 1998 Ornamental royal arms (not circulated) pound coin.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Zel17, this is one of the earlier £2 coins before the bi-metallic version was released in 1997. On the obverse side, the words should be 'Nations United for Peace' and dates '1945 - 1995'. Circulated ones are going for around £3 - £5, Uncirculated £8 - £10 and BU packs £12 - £15.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      v73, we have never heard of this edge inscription error on this single-metal £2 coin. Take it to a coin dealer / specialist to have it valued or put it up for sale / bids on eBay and see how much you will get.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Pollyanna Jones, you will be surprised what you can find in your change these days! Good Luck!

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      Simon 2 years ago

      jim reid, you are welcome :)

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      Simon 2 years ago

      Margaret H, they will go up in value but not by a great deal, I'm afriaid. You never know, there might be a high demand for these £2 coins in the future so it is just a matter of waiting :)

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      v73 2 years ago

      Thanks for the reply Simon, this is a great website.

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      Simon 2 years ago

      v73, you are welcome :) Good Luck!

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      Bryan A Craig 2 years ago

      Hi All! Thanks for a fascinating hubpage! I handle lots of coins, and thanks to you have a nice little collection now. However, one coin recently joined the collection has me scratching my head. Its a £2 coin, 2011, the King James Bible issue. However, it is monochrome! It has no centre, and is all brass coloured. Is it 'real' or is it (whisper quietly) a fake? Please help!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Bryan, Thanks for viewing the hub and raising a question. The King James £2 coin that you have is certainly interesting and not something I have seen or heard of before. I think the simple answer is I really don't know! It might be possible that this is genuine error coin, in that perhaps the centre hole missed being punched and the coin pressed without the inner cupro-nickel insert, but you might think that the manufacturing process might have been robust enough not to allow an error such as that, and I've never heard or seen any examples of such an error. It would also rule out it being a Piedfort version, as although different metals are used, the appearance would be similar? There is a possibility that it could be a face,but if it was a counterfeit, you would think the producers would make the effort to create something similar to the original? although I'd imagine creating one such as this would be easier? I think the only way you could really find out would be to contact the Royal Mint directly with this question. Best of Luck!

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      derekchristie 2 years ago

      Hello,i was a newsagent for 20 years now retired,anyway i remember getting change for the cash float a daily occurance and one day 1981/2 i opened a bag of two pences,in the bag were two very thin coins(2p's),one half the size in thickness the other 1/3 the size in thickness of the normal coin , stamped on both sides and dated (1981),since retiring i have come across them in a box of various coins as you can imagine collected over the years,i'm curious if they are of value,thanks..

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hello derekchristie, Thanks for viewing the hub! The coins you have are very interesting and very unusual, I can only assume they are error coins in that there was a fault in the production of the blanks or planchet's and that they were from the same strip used in the punching out of the blanks, which would possibly give one reason why they should be in the same batch, nonetheless quite bizarre! It's very hard to put a value on rare error coins (a lot easier with the more common error coins) as it's something of a niche collectors area. They are no doubt valuable, but the price you get depends who would be buying on the day, if I was to hazard a guess, maybe £10-£15 on a good day, if the right buyers were looking but you might get a better deal selling them to a dealer. Best of Luck!

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      ww2014 2 years ago

      Hi,

      Is it worth collecting olympic 50p's , I own a newsagents shop and have managed to collect 7 full sets within 6 months. How much do full sets sell for?

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      Trudi 10 2 years ago

      Wonderful page. Thank you for being so detailed. I've found a 2006 £1 coin that has a error stamp on the "E" on the back and the bridge looks flat? I think it may be a fake but would like someones opinion if possible? Also the new 2014 £1 with two clover stems? I'm just curious as its pretty :) thank you in advance x

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      Conor 2 years ago

      Hello there, I have a 2012 Charles Dickens £2 coin and 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p are they of much value? I also have 1000's of coins passed down through generations, where would be best place to get them checked out? Thank you

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      ir 2 years ago

      I have pretty much every single 50p and 2 pound coin other than the original aquatic 50p and maybe a few others. How much do you think my collection is worth?

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      Cathy 2 years ago

      Hello! I've recently discovered a six pence from 1954 with Elizabeth II on it. The tales side has an English rose motif on it, it is worth looking for a buyer?

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      petet 2 years ago

      2013 Benjamin Britten 50p are they of much value?

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      Terry 2 years ago

      Hi I have a Welsh floral £1 coin could you tel me if it's worth anything

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      Robert Thorburn 2 years ago

      I have a two pound coin with the words, "standing on the shoulders of giants" the date on the coin is 1999. I was wondering if it's worth anything.

      Thanks

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      Tony 2 years ago

      Hi I have a gunpowder plot two pound coming what says remember remember the fith of Novembep instead of November

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Emma, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking a question, sorry it's taken so long to reply, with a new addition to the family + work, unfortunately it doesn't leave much time these days to get online! Great find regarding your 2010 £2 error coin. Sounds like it could be a double strike in which the coin has in effect been struck twice. These are rare but for some reason, 2010 seemed to have more of these kinds of errors over other years. The coin is certainly collectible and the value, I would guess would be around £8 to £10 on a good day on eBay, dependent on who is looking to buy. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Tony, Thanks for viewing the hub and posting a comment, as per previous reply, apologies for the long delay in replying. Sound like you have a very interesting error 10 pence coin. Hard to say how it has come to having no milling (ridges). It is very hard to determine the value of error coins, especially versions that appear to have no precedent, it is also dependent on where it is sold (eBay or auction), so could be worth anything between £5 - £50, depending who is looking to buy at the given time. If you wanted the easy route, you could put it on eBay (perhaps with a reserve price), or you could try a more specialist auctioneer (you could check out londoncoins.co.uk, for example, which often deals in similar items. Hope this helps, in some way? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi ww2014, Thanks for viewing the hub and raising the question regarding the Olympic 50p sets! Wow! 7x full sets of Olympic coin sets, presumably there are 29 coins in each, you mention. The full circulated sets would be worth around £40, on average, to collectors and still very much in demand! eBay is probably your best outlet for selling them and reaching a wide audience of buyers wanting these sets. I think even with postage costs (& eBay fees!) included in the price, I think you could possibly make £20 profit If you were to purchase the Royal Mint's folder and the additional completer medallion, you could probably sell each set for £55-£60! Mind you, if you held on to them for a year or two, they may be worth even more, I don't think these sets will reduce in value any time soon. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Trudi! Thanks for viewing the Hub and asking the question, sorry for the delay in replying. Sounds like you have the 2006 Newry MacNeill's Egyption Arch railway bridge design, the strike error on your coin with the misformed "E" and lack of detail on the arch illustration is a known error and has appeared on a small number of these issued coins and is collectible, not sure if it was down to a damaged or worn die during the production process. It would be worth around £5-£6, which is a pretty good return! I think the 2014 £1 coin design might be the Shamrock/Flax design which is designed to represent the floral emblems of Northern Ireland, you're right, it is a very nice design, not seeing too many in circulation at the moment but I would imagine they will become more common in the next few months, these would be worth face value.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Conor, Thanks for viewing the hub, the Charles Dickens 2012 £2, in circulated condition would be worth around £3-£4 now, (if in uncirculated condition with first day commemoration pack, they are generally worth about £10), they did go higher about eighteen months ago, but have since dropped down to around this level. The 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p's, whilst having a mintage of 5.3million, which is at the lower end of Royal Mint's standard issues, is relatively common still but there is a demand from coin collectors, would probably be worth around £1 on a good day. Regarding the value of historic coins, initially it might be worth investing in Julia Lee's 2014 price guide which would give you some indication of values,otherwise if you didn't fancy taking this route, you could take them along to a coin fair, the British Numistic Trade Association's website (bnta.net) usually lists these, although most are in or around London, failing that, you could try googling a local coin dealer, although they would obviously be looking to make a profit on any purchases from you! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi ir, Thanks for the question, Full £2 sets (31 coins?) are worth in the region of £130, Standard 50p, around £65 and the Olympic 50p's set around £40, so roughly £235 in total I think you could increase the value further if you invested in the Royal Mint's "Great British Coin Hunt's" collectors folders and completer medals and this would enhance the value and desirability and also keep the coins in a reasonable condition, great coin hunting! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Cathy, Thanks for viewing the hub! To be honest, I don't really know much at all about pre-decimal coins as the page is only really concerned, in general, with modern decimal coins that may still be in circulation, however I don't think the 1954 Six Pences would be particularly rare? If I was to hazard a guess, at best, would probably be around £1. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Petet, Thanks for looking at the Hub. As per my reply to Conor just above, afraid the 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p isn't particularly rare and I think there are quite a few still circulating as I've been passed a few recently but are nonetheless in demand from collectors who would be willing to pay around £1, still a 100% markup and you could make a good profit if you have 100 of them! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Terry, Thanks for viewing the hub! The 2013 "Floral" One Pound Coin issue is certainly interesting and something I've been intrigued by for the last few days. The first two coins featuring the "English" & "Welsh" designs were issued in 2013 and the "Scottish" and "Northern Irish" designs in 2014, each with distinct designs representing the floral emblems of each of the four regions of the UK. The Royal Mint haven't specified the mintage figures for the "Scottish" or "Northern Irish" designs yet (that I'm aware of), but they have indicated that there were 5,270,000 of each of the "English" & "Welsh" designs issued in 2013 and I would imagine the other two would be either equal, or more likely, slightly less than these. There is certainly a demand from collectors at present, with the 2013 coins selling for £2-£3, occasionally more and the 2014 issue's are much in demand, with buyers willing to pay for the Scottish design, at the moment (December 2014) up £10, including postage! Thanks for the question, these coins are creating much interest and worthy of being added into the main page!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Robert, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking the question. The Two Pound Coin with the edge inscription "Standing of the shoulders of giants" and commemorating the History of Technological Achievement is pretty much the standard £2 coin design and has been issued annually between 1997 and 2012, making it the most common of all design's with a total of 15,860,250 issued (compared to say the 2011 £2 King James Bible design of 975,000), so I'm afraid it would only be worth face value of £2.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Tony, The 2005 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot £2 "error" coin is still in demand, although the value's have dropped from their peak of around £16 in 2011/12 to more lot more modest level of around £4-£5. I doubt values will ever reach the previous peak but it may be worth hanging on to it, as I would imagine prices would increase in time. Many Thanks & Best of Luck!

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      Zak 2 years ago

      Hi there,

      I came across your website last night and i thought it was really interesting. I started looking at coins that my family have and i was just wondering if you could be able to tell me what they are and what they could be possibly worth.

      I found some that i know and some that i don't. First of i found a 1998 BU collection and in it it has a 50p coin with 12 stars on it with the date 1973-1998. I found a 50p that has bailiwick of jersey and the date on the front is 1997. I found a £1 coin from 2005 that has a bridge on it. Then in my mam or dads collection i found a five pound coin that commemorates the queen mother's 90th birthday and it says 1900-1990.(still in its single packaging so its uncirculated) . i have a five pound coin that on the front says Gibraltar 1995 and on the back it says 190th anniversary of the death of admiral nelson (this has a authenticity guarantee and i think its uncirculated) . I found a 50p coin that is thicker than normal from 1995 and on the back it has a few aeroplanes on it. I also found 2 old two pound coins and on the back says nations united for peace 1945 - 1995 (one with authentication certificate and one without). I found another old two pound coin and on the back it has a picture of a bird of a dove or something and on the ridge it says in peace goodwill 1995 + 1945.(this also has a certificate of authenticity and think it is uncirculated) I found another old two pound coin on the back has a picture of a thistle and 1986 and on the edge says 1986 + xlll commonwealth games scotland.

      I found another £5 coin on one side it has a small head with 8 horsemen in a circle around it and on the other side it has a crown in the middle and around it says faith and truth i will bear unto you 1953-1993. i also found a £5 coin from 2000 and on the back has a picture of the queen mother and says queen elizabeth the queen mother 1900-2000. I dont know if you know much about them but i have a load of 1/2 pennies with various dates on and i also found a £1 pound scotland bank note from 25th march 1987. I also have the gunpowder plot 2 pound coin with the spelling mistake on them and also the charles dickens 2 pound coin.

      Please could you tell me what they are worth and could you be able to tell me if i should keep hold of them for a few more years an see if they become more valuable. Thank you for your time, Zak.

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      ww2014 2 years ago

      Thanks for your reply, I now I have 8 full sets of 29 Olympic 50p's coins and about 95 doubles coins. Thanks to your website, I am going to keep these coins to pass on to my kids.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Zak,

      Thanks for viewing the hub and asking the question, Wow! quite a collection you have there, I'm envious, to keep things simple, I'll break down each answer below;

      1998 50 Pence – “United Kingdom's Presidency of the European Union, and the 25th Anniversary of the United Kingdom's accession to the European Economic Community” Mintage of 5,043,000 – In BU condition £3-£4

      1997 50 Pence – Bailiwick of Jersey - Worth around £2

      2005 £1 Pound Coin – Bridge Design – This could be one of four designs issued that year, each represents a bridge in one of the four regions of the UK, the designs detailed the Forth Railway Bridge (Scotland), Menai Bridge (Wales), MacNeill’s Egyptian Railway Arch, Newry (Northern Ireland) and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge (England). All had quite high mintages (Scotland/Forth – 39,162,000, Wales/Menai – 99,429,500, N.Ireland/Egyptian Arch – 38,938,000 and England/Gateshead – 26,180,160) so are not considered particularly rare, but on a good day, might be worth £1.50-£2.00

      1990 – £5 Pound Commemorative Crown - Queen Mother’s 90th Birthday - £10

      1995 – £5 Pound Gibraltar Coin – Death of Admiral Nelson. I believe these commerative coins had an limited mintage of 2,500 and would be worth around £35-£40

      1994 D-Day 50 Pence Coin -sound like the coin you have has a number of military aircraft/allied invasion on obverse, in which case, it's most likely to be 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings – in BU condition - £4-£5

      1995 – £2 Two Pound – Nations United for Peace – 50th Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. These were the earlier £2 single colour nickel brass coin designs prior to the current bi-colour designs. These are collectible and in BU condition, worth around £13 each

      1995 - £2 Two Pound – Dove of Peace (Anniversary of the ending of the Second World War), similar to above, worth around BU £6-£7 or circulated £4

      1986 - £2 Two Pound – Thistle Design – XIII Commonwealth Games – BU £5-£6 or £3 circulated

      1993 - £5 Five Pound Commemorative Crown – Issued to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. These are very collectible and in BU condition, worth around £16 , about £11 if aged

      2000 - £5 Five Pound Commemorative Crown – Issued to celebrate the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday. As, above, the commerative crowns are always in demand from collectors, in BU condition, worth £10-£12, less if aged.

      Ceased Scottish Bank Notes – Bank Notes are usually quite collectible, your 1987 £1 note would probably be worth £2-£3, dependant on condition.

      Not much demand for Decimal Half Pennies, I’m afraid, wouldn’t really be worth anything,

      2005 - £2 Two Pound Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot Error Coin. These did reach of £16 each a few years ago, but have fallen down to around £5-£6 now

      2012 - £2 Two Pound Charles Dickens Coin, in good condition, worth £3-£4 or £10 if in commemoration pack.

      Thanks for sharing the information, it’s a great collection you have, with a few gems, but as with anything like this, prices rise and fall but I don’t think you will lose anything by hanging onto them. Best of Luck!

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      paulzxr 2 years ago

      Hi just reading though and we have a 2 pound guy fawks

      REMEMBER PEMEMBER not the P on both as described.

      Any ideas on this one

      Paul

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      Zak 2 years ago

      Thank you for your help :)

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      Sean 2 years ago

      Hi, really good article.

      It's really interesting to see what coins are rare. I work in retail, so this has made me more aware of coins. I've managed to collect the entire set of Olympic 50p coins this way, and am currently compiling a 2nd set for a colleague. I'd get no work done if i spent my whole time looking for coins. I've also found 4 Kew Gardens 50p coins this way (don't know whether l to keep or sell). I'm gonna have to try & come up with a easily readable list for work so i can spot more.

      Thanks again for the article.

      Sean

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      bonjela 2 years ago

      hi all

      I have a thorwald's cross-slab two pound coin dated 2003, the first world war 1914-1918 two pound coin dated 2014 and a northern Ireland one pound coin with the floral design. can anyone tell me anything about them please........are they worth keeping hold off or just spend.

      thank you

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      bonjela 2 years ago

      hi I now also have the wales floral design one pound coin

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      vvb 2 years ago

      Hi,

      I just found my old coin collection, it contains a complete set of 2002 commonwealth games £2 set of 4 coins, 6 x 1973 50p's, 4 x 1994 d-day landing 50p's, 10 x old style 50p's. All coins are in fair/good condition. Can u tell me what they are worth?

      Thanks

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      Chuck Power 2 years ago

      Hi,

      Thank you for a very interesting and informative read ! Have a long standing interest in coins that has lately become something of an obsession ! Was given a 1994 bi-metallic Royal Mint Trial £2 by a colleague wanting change for a vending machine ! Just curious if any of these were circulated or if this one has escaped from a presentation set?

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      Kmagnum 2 years ago

      Hello can anyone help me please

      I have a Mary rose £2 coin and the £2 coin which says your country needs you both in very good condition how much would these be worth?

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      jackie 2 years ago

      Have a 5p piece with the reverse upside down to what it should be . What can you tell me about it. Ont seem o be able to find anything about it .

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      kerry 2 years ago

      Is the 1966 gold football £2 coin worth anything or is it rare

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      makhnoboy 2 years ago

      How can you tell the difference between a Benjamin Brittain 50p that's worth £70 and one that's just a few £?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi paulzxr, Thanks for viewing the hub and leaving a comment. I think there may be a few variations on the stamping on the edge, it does seem there was some fault with the stamp for a while when these coins were produced resulting in the area, although I believe it was only a minority batch of the produced coins that were affected. I don't think the variation would add much to it's value I'm afraid, the value would still be around the £5-£6 mark. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      You're welcome Zak, always happy to help! Good Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Sean, Thanks for commenting on the hub, appreciate the compliment! You are fortunate to work in retail as I'd imagine you have ready access to high volume coins and a great opportunity to get your hands on some of the "gems" listed. My work has brought be into contact with a lot of front of store retailers and I've mentioned some of the coins mentioned and although some (but not all!) had heard of the undated 20p, none had a clue about coins such as the 50p Kew, what a missed opportunity!! Talking of which, the 2009 Royal Botanical (Kew) 50p's have settled down now to a steady £30-£35 in value, so you've got a nice little "rainy day" hoard there, I wouldn't really expect the value to soar again to previous levels of February 2014, unless the Royal Mint decide to put out another press release. The Olympic 50p set's are still a great choice for collection, although I would imagine are quite hard to complete if you were starting now from scratch, at the moment, circulated sets are worth anything between £35 -£45, although in some cases sell for more. Best of Luck for find those coins!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      hi bonjela, Thanks for viewing the hub! The Isle of Man 2003 Thorwalds Cross £2 coin is certainly collectible, I would think it would be somewhere between £5-£6. There were two First World War Centenary £2 coins issued in 2014, the design featuring Lord Kitchener and "Your Country Needs You" design is generally worth £3-£4, sometimes higher, however the design commemorating the Royal Navy and featuring a Battleship is worth around £8-£10. The Northern Ireland £1 Floral design is generally worth about £3, a bit more on a good day. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hello Again! The 2013 Welsh Floral 2013 , I believe may have had a higher mintage that the Northern Ireland (although that's only my best guess, as Royal Mint have yet to issue any official figure), although a low overall mintage of 5,270,000, in comparison to most £1 issue, so I would reckon on it being worth around £2, perhaps up to £3 on a good day. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi vvb, Thanks for viewing the hub! Yes! All the coins are collectible, a full set of 2020 Commonwealth Games £2 coins are generally worth about £35 - £40, with the Northern Ireland being the rarest/most collectible and collectors are willing to pay up to £25 for this coin alone! The prices keep going up for these but not sure how much the increase can be sustained, as a year ago it was £30-£35! The 1973 issue of the older/larger 50p's in 1973 commemorated the Entry to the EC version with the 7 connected hands on the reverse it worth around £2-£3 depending on condition and there is still a lot of interest in these, I'm guessing this was the only design issued for 1973, whilst other years had the Britannia on the reverse, although I couldn't say with any certainty. The 1994 D-Day landing 50p's are still collectible, again these were of the "larger" design (the new smaller 50p's were introduced in 1997) and today worth around £2-£2.50, depending on condition. The old style 50p's, if they are of the standard "Britannia" design don't collect much interest as yet, although some of the more unusual commemorative versions (EEC 1992,Presidency of the Council of Ministers etc) do attract a premium. So all in all, it was well worth putting those coins aside! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Chuck Power, Thanks for the comments, I'm very pleased to hear you found the page interesting! I've had a similar question raised a few years ago about the 1994 trial Two Pound coin. The now standard bi-metallic coins were introduced into general circulation from 1998 onwards, prior to this, there were irregular issues of single colour nickel-brass commemorative Two Pound releases. It was decided in 1994 that a general circulation issue Two Pound coin was required and following the involvement of various groups and bodies and following the production of some prototypes, it was agreed that the Bi-Metallic Outer Nickel-Brass/Inner Cupro-Nickel design would be the more favorable and make it distinguishable from other the other denominations. In 1998, to commemorate the new design, the Royal Mint released a number of collectors packs containing a dated 1994 new design Two Pound coin, featuring Ralf David Maklouf's Queen's head design on the observe and a three masted sailing ship (possibly the King Harry, but I don't think it was ever specified, which ship it was) on the reverse, which was intended as a nod back to the old "Halfpenny" design. It sounds to me, this is what you have (although if the reverse isn't a sailing ship, it might be a different story completely!). The original presentation back contained also three different "blanks" that went into the production process. Nonethless, these coins are rare and don't appear not that often. If it was in the presentation pack, I would think it would be worth £130-£140, loose, around £70-£80 on a good day! Great Find! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Kmagnum, both the coins you have are sought after, the 2011 Mary Rose 500th Anniversary had a relatively modest mintage of 1,040,000 and doesn't appear in circulation that regularly. Buyers are willing to pay around £5-£7 for this coin at the moment, depending on condition. Regarding the 2014 Centenary of the First World War, with a Pointing Lord Kitchener, these aren't worth much more than face value at the moment but there is a lot of interest nonetheless from collectors, so I think this is one to hold onto for now. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jackie, It's not unknown for 5 Pence coins to be found in circulation with a 180 degree reverse, wouldn't be a 2008 issue by any chance? As that seems to be a particularly prominent year, although they are still exceedingly rare. Error coins are little bit like marmite, some people love them and willing to pay to build a collection, whilst a number of collectors have no interest whatsoever, as such it's quite hard to put a value on them as I am oft to repeat, it all depends on who is looking to buy on the day, although if past rare examples are anything to go by, you are probably looking at anything between £5-£10. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Kerry, Thanks for viewing the Hub. It sounds to me like you have the 1996 Tenth European Championship Two Pound Single colour nickel brass coin with the whole reverse in the design of a football and "1996" in the centre with 16 small circles encircling the date? If it's not this one, let me know, but I don't think Royal Mint have yet issued a "1966" commemorative coin yet. These coins are very collectible and they usually sell for around the £10 mark, depending on condition. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      hi makhnoboy, Thanks for viewing the Hub! Much Appreciated! I'm not sure there would be any difference between a standard 2013 Benjamin Britten Fifty Pence being offered for sale for £70 and a few Pounds?!? The only obvious reason could be that a Royal Mint Silver Proof Coin would normally be valued somewhere between this amount and £100 (Silver and Gold Proofs are nearly always offered for sale to collectors from the Royal Mint, usually via their website or at some Post Office's, when a new commemorative coin is issued). The presentation set's of these coins usually sell for between £18-£20, whilst a circulated version of the coin in a reasonable condition would be worth no more than £2. For some inexpicable reason, you do see pretty standard low value coins on sale for tens and sometimes hundreds of pounds, I'm not sure if these are typing errors or the sellers hoping to sell to an unsuspecting (or dare I say, gullible!?!) buyer, although hopefully in nearly all cases, these remain unsold. Thanks for the question!

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      Iwan 2 years ago

      I have some gibraltar 50p candytuft coins are these worth anything,if so could you give me a price guide if possible,

      Thanks

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      chuck power 2 years ago

      Hi Kcent - thank you for your response - apologies for labouring the point - but I was trying to ascertain whether the 1994 Royal Mint Trial was ever issued at the time (1994) and was stamped as a trial coin - I assumed that such coins were issued to vending companies etc to assess their practicality in the machnes. It just seems odd that the Royal Mint would issue the presentation pack four years later showing a coin , that to all intents and purposes never actually existed? Was just curious whether mine (yes, with the ship one) was 'liberated' from a presentation pack or was a vestige of a genuine trial batch?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Iwan, I believe the Gibraltar "Candytuft" 50 Pence coins issued between 1988 & 1989 had a low mintage, I can't find the exact figures but have found references to the 1988 issue being only 30,000 and as such, are much sought after by collectors. Prices can vary, depending on condition, in auction, prices vary, but generally around £13-£14 seems to be the current value for circulated versions, BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) I would think, would be £20-£25. These are great coins to have in any collection! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi chuck power, That's perfectly OK! From what I understand, following initial studies and consultations dating back to 1990 by the Royal Mint looking into a overhaul of the design and sizing UK decimal coinage, the 5 Pence and 10 pence initially reducing and then by 1994, the mint were looking at the 50p and introducing a new standard Two Pound coin design. In 1994, both a bi-metallic and a mono metallic versions of a proposed Two Pound Coin - both featuring a sailng ship on the reverse (possibly the Mayflower or Golden Hind, it was never verified!) , were produced, I would imagine a number of these were produced and distributed for trials, likely to vending industry etc. Apparently in 1995, the Royal Mint also offered some of the "trial" bi-metallic coins, in a presentation pack, for sale to the public, at a cost of £20 and that the pack contained a leaflet detailing the trial process and that (as of 1995), no decision had yet been made as to which design to issue yet! Obviously, we now know know that the bi-metallic design was selected by various groups, although it was now without it's flaws, as apparently on it's initial release in 1997, it was found to cause issues in some vending machinary and was briefly withdrawn and reissued with an amended design in 1998. As odd as it seems, there was a Royal Mint presentation pack issued in 1998 featuring the bi-metallic "Trial" coin, now here's where we might find out whether your coin was an original trial of from the presentation pack - the 1998 presentation coin featured a milled edge with the inscription - "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XLXVI" which apparently translates as "An ornament and a safeguard The 46th year of (her) reign (=1998). Although I can't say with an certainty, I wouldn't imagine that the 1994 trial coin wouldn't include the 1998 reference? So I'm guessing, but I would thin that if the coin you have has the edge inscription, then I would say that it most likely from the 1998 presentation pack and if not, then it would most likely be one of the original issued trial coins. Would be very interested if you get the chance to confirm? Many Thanks!

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      chuck power 2 years ago

      If you want to know something - ask an expert ! Thanks again kcent for your invaluable insight and knowledge in this area. On further inspection the coin does indeed have the "DECUS ET TUTAMEN ANNO REGNI XLVI" inscription on the edge and thus would appear to be an orphan from the presentation pack. Not sure how this makes me feel? Partly hoped that this was some stray genuine trial coin that had slipped the net, but, nonetheless, it has obviously been changing hands unnoticed for many years - weird ! I still can't understand how skint people would have to be to break up a presentation pack, but evidently they do ..... has just raised my hopes that the elusive 1983 new pence two pence is going to be in my next handful of change ! Many thanks for such an interesting and educational hub - will be checking back regularly.

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      vvb2014 2 years ago

      Thank you for your reply, I also found I have ten 1992 eec presidency 50p coins, these coins are in very good condition. I don't remember where I got the coins from but I know I only paid face value. Were these coins ever released in general circulation. I can post a picture of these coins, could you tell me what they me be worth

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      Iwan 2 years ago

      Thank you kcent,

      I have got a few of these coin some with aa and ab in a faint print just below the flower desighn,i wonder if you know if these are of any significance??

      Thank you again.

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      Sabian 2 years ago

      Hi I have a 1983 50p coin is it worth anything

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      Ian Stocker 2 years ago

      I have a 2005 one pence coin which is silver in colour and has been authenticated by the Royal Mint as having missed the bronzing process. Is it worth anything and if so where do I go to get it valued or to sell ?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks chuck power! Sorry if it's a little disappointing, however you still have an exceptionally rare and collectible coin in your possession, I believe that there were only 4565 of these coins issued in 1997, which must surely make it the rarest of all Bi-Metallic issued Two Pound Coins! The value of the coin would certainly depend on it's condition but the original presentation packs with a BU condition coin are generally in the £130-£150 price bracket, so even with some circulation, I would imagine it must be in the £100 region on a good day, I would have thought? It's such a rare and interesting coin, I'll have to consider giving it some space in the main article, Thanks for highlighting your coin and Best of Luck!

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      trayclay1 2 years ago

      Hi there I have 5 coins that have heads but no tails. The front of the coin is completely smooth. Three of them have the head of Queen Elizabeth II. One has George VI and the other Republique Francaise 1994. I have no idea where to start researching these coins so I thought this would be a good place to start. Any information you could give me is gratefully received.

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      Karen S 2 years ago

      I recently discovered a Benjamin Brittan 50p. Is it rare? Is it worth more than face value? I have seen some people on ebay trying to sell them for silly amounts like £65 and £99! Great page!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi vvb2014, Thanks for the comment. The 50p "United Kingdom's presidency of the council of ministers and the completion of the Single European Market" coins from 1992/1993 are of the older, larger variety and therefore no longer in circulation, although they were put into circulation on issue. These are considered to be one of the "rarest" 50p coin issues ever, as there were only 109,000 minted, making them very collectible and much sought after, the fact you have 10 in your possession makes in all the more amazing! Depending on condition, if they are in BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition, then I would think they would be worth around £30-£35, if circulated, if in circulated but good condition, then I would think somewhere between £20-£25 each, possibly a bit more on a good day. Congratulations! that is an amazing little collection!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Iwan, You're welcome, always happy to help, if I can. Regarding the aa/ab markings on the Gibraltar issued coins you have, I understand that these are mint markings. The "Candytuft" 50p's were produced by the private Pobjoy Mint in Surrey UK and from 1988 onwards, they introduced a mint mark which were essentially "batch codes" for each production run of that particular coin, so the first run would be AA, the next AB etc . There would also be different mark's for proof coins, so the proof version of the same coin made in different base metals would have a different base metal such as Gold or Silver, then the mint mark would change to "CA" or "BA" etc. Whether this is purely for identification is unclear, however the design's of the coin's issued in Crown dependencies are often consciously aimed at the collectors market's, so it may also an exercise in making them more collectible. Hope this helps?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Sabian, Thanks for viewing the hub! The 1983 50 pence issue wasn't particularly exceptional, with 62,824,904 50p pieces put into circulation. There was one standard design of Britannia and Lion on the reverse that year. I don't think you coin is particularly rare but depending on it's condition, if it's circulated, it may be worth a pound or two on a good day, two or three times that if in perfect BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) condition.

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      vvb2014 2 years ago

      Thank you for the reply, I have been very lucky in getting these coins.I have also picked up a £5 trafalgar coin for face value from a collegue, it was minted in 2005 and has been circulated. Is it worth keeping?

      Once again thank you for the replies.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      Considering the long history of the royal Mint I am certain that very old issues are but there, but not in change. Nice selection of newer issues.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Ian, Thanks for viewing the hub! The coin you have is extremely rare, I'm only aware of four in existence, two of which where mentioned as being in the possession of other readers Simon and Serena above. There was a much publicized "find" of one of these Silver Pennies back in 2009 when one turned up in Bridgwater Somerset and appeared in the national press, which indicates how rare these are! As far as I'm aware, there has never been any published information in the public domain for the sale valuation of one being sold at auction, so it is very difficult to estimate a value. I would imagine it would be considerable, considering it's rarity, but I really wouldn't want to speculate under the circumstances. Your best option would be to have it professionally valued by a coin dealer or valuer, the British Numismatic Trade Association website (BNTA.net) I would think would be the best source to locate a reputable dealer who can help you with this. Best of Luck! Would be fascinated to know how you get on?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi trayclay1, Thanks for viewing the hub and asking the question. This is a tricky one to answer, to be honest, the coins could be genuine mint error's where the coin blank - known as a "planchet" somehow misses some or all of the coin stamping process, which although is incredibly rare, is not unknown. The other alternative's are that the coins had been deliberately altered and had the surfaces removed, although there could be any number of reasons for this. I had a Great Uncle who worked on the railways and on occasion, he would give me coins he had found on the trackside which displayed all manner of oddities having been run over by trains! Error coins are very hard to put a value to as often they are quite unique, however there is a lot of interest in such coins, you could try some of the forums online, coinpeople.com is one that springs to mind, but there are others, where you'll usually find very helpful individuals who are far more knowledgeable on such items than me! Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Karen, Thanks for the comment and question. The Benjamin Britten 50p coin was the only 50 pence design produced and issued in 2013. The coin had a mintage of 5,300,000 which whilst relatively low, is still higher than around five other 50 pence designs issued since the size reduction in 1997, which means it isn't particularly rare, despite what some sellers on eBay may claim. It is a striking design. probably one of the best produced, in my opinion. As to it's value, I would say it would be worth around double to one and half it's face value at the moment but will probably be worth a little more in the future as it eventually disappears from circulation. Hope this helps? Many Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      You're Welcome vvb2014, always happy to help, if I can. The £5 coin you have is a commemorative crown issued in 2005 to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. It is quite unusual to find one in circulation, as although legal tender, Royal Mint usually release them as souvenir issues rather than circulated currency and as they are unusual, I would imagine retailers would be loathed to accept them (and Banks aren't under any obligation to accept them, although I believe Post Office's will!). As Crown's are commemorative coins, most collectors would expect to buy them perfect uncirculated condition, a BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) 2005 Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar would expect to be worth £10-£12, but in circulated condition, I would expect it's value to be around the £5-£7. Hope this help's, Good Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks for viewing the hub Blackspaniel1, yes I believe the Royal Mint can trace it's roots back to 886AD and has a fascinating and noble history that still proceeds to this very day and still produces interesting coins which we here in the UK are lucky to come into contact each day with regular issues which remind us and make us sometimes stop and think about the history of the country. Given it's incredibly long history, there are still an incredible amount of historic coins still in existence, all with a story to tell and there are regular stories in the press of (usually amateur metal-detectorist's) finding hidden hordes of coin's in fields! We are very fortunate, in this regard.

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      P.Hyde 2 years ago

      i just got a £2 coin in my change, it reads pemember pemember on it. how much is this now worth?

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      james 2 years ago

      Hi yesterday I found a 2014 ww1 your country needs you (the 4th pic down in the middle) and also a BENJAMIN BRITTEN 50p 2013 and I was wondering what they are worth I have looked up the £2 coin and found some for 2.50 all the way to £100+, I just wanted to know how much its really worth (its not mint) and same with the 50p (not mint) but still 60p too £50+ thank you for your time reading this :) hope you can reply soon :D

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      matt 2 years ago

      Hi. I have a few coins mostly £2 and 50p. All different designs including girl guiding, public lilibrary, ww1 soldier carrying another soldier, Christopher ironside. On £2 designs I have charles dickens, golden guinea, florence nightingale, lord kitchener, Buckingham palace and a puzzle design with flowers. What are they worth? Cheers

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi P.Hyde, Thanks for checking out the Hub! The 2005 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot don't turn up too often in change these days, perhaps due to their age, more are being removed from circulation. There has been a lot of interest in this coin in the past due to it's famous edging "miss strike" error, with the "R's" being incorrectly formed, although sadly they are not currently as collectible as they were 4-5 years ago, when values then were £12-£16, however today, depending on condition, they are more likely to be worth £4-£6, although hopefully with fewer available, there might be a tenancy for this value to slowly creep up in the next few years, so it might be worth hanging onto for now. Best of Luck!

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      James 2 years ago

      Are the Mary Rose £2 coins still selling for between £5-7 as mentioned earlier? What is the possibility

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      James 2 years ago

      of them increasing in value, as more are squirreled away in collections? Also, what happened to the coins that people donated/sent in? Thanks

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Super hub, very very interesting stuff, one I will read again. well done, thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, Thanks for asking the question. I would say the 2014 WW1 100th Anniversary £2 coin featuring Lord Kitchener is worth now just a little over face value, maybe up to £2.50 for a decent quality circulated coin, slightly more for a BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) version. The Royal Mint generally issue collectors packs of the commemorative £2 coins before they are put into general circulation and at the moment they retail for £10. There is usually a demand at this stage from collectors and these packs quote often sell for £15-£20, often even higher, depending on the design, however once the coins start appearing in circulation and become more common, the value drops considerably down nearer the face value. With regard to the 2013 Benjamin Britten 50p, this had a mintage of 5,300,000, which relatively low by 50p mintage standards, doesn't put it anywhere near the 2009 Kew (210,000) or even the 2011 Olympics series, which were all a million or below, so it doesn't make it overly rare, but coin collectors will still be willing to pay £1-£1.50 for one. Hope this helps? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi matt, Thanks for reading and raising a question, the coins you have are detailed as follows, I've included as much detail as I can including mintage figures, which may be of interest and put things into perspective. Generally the coins you have are a nice little collection but there aren't any ultra-rare ones there I'm afraid (but keep looking, I'm sure some will turn up!), however they are all generally worth double face value, some a little more....

      50p Girl Guiding 2010 (7,410,090) - £1

      50p Public Libraries Act 2000 – (11,263,000) - £1

      50p VC Heroic Acts 2006 – (10,000,500) - £1.50

      50p Christopher ironside. 2013 – (7,000,000) - £1

      £2 Charles Dickens 2012 – (8,190,000) - £2.50

      £2 Golden Guinea 2013 – (2,990,000) - £3.00

      £2 Florence Nightingale 2010 – (6,175,000) – £2.75

      £2 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WW1 (Lord Kitchener) 2014 ((Mintage Figures not yet Available) - £2.50

      £2 Buckingham Palace? There hasn’t yet been a £2 coin issued yet featuring Buckingham Palace, the only one to feature a specific building is 2005’s End of WW2 commemorative £2 featuring St Pauls Cathedral, which I’m guessing is the coin you may have? This had a mintage of 10,191,000 and would be worth around £2.50

      And finally the Puzzle with flowers £2 sounds like 2007’s Tercentenary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland, mintage of 7,545,000 and worth around £2.50

      Hope this helps/is of interest? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, despite only having a little over a million minted, 2011's Mary Rose £2 commemorative has fallen a little out of favour since I mentioned in the main hub about 18 months ago, prices have now dropped down to £4-£5 region, this is similar to 2011's King James £2 & 2005's Gunpowder Plot £2 "error" coin (mentioned a couple of questions ago above!), although as all three of these coins had relatively low mintage, I wouldn't be surprised if the values start to creep upwards again in the next year or so!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hello Again James! Hopefully the above has answered the question regarding the £2 Mary Rose. Not sure what you are referring to regarding coins donated/sent in? To the best of my knowledge, nobody has sent me any coins yet, but I'd always be happy if anybody wanted to send me any donations! ;-) ..although I won't hold my breath!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks Lee Cloak! Any compliment is gratefully received and much appreciated, I hope people enjoy reading it as much I enjoy adding to it and answering questions!! As mentioned in the foot of the hub, the page is fairly static, so (although not intending to degenerate from the Hub!) I've just started a "sister" Facebook page with some newer updates, which might be of interest to some of the readers!

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      James 2 years ago

      Thanks very much for your reply :-)

      I was actually referring to the Mary Rose coin specifically, when talking about donating/sending in (to the Mary Rose foundation I'd presume) My friend said that she'd read somewhere that if you find the Mary Rose coin its requested you send it in...I just wondered what happened to all the Mary Rose coins that people donated?

      Thanks again :-)

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      matt 2 years ago

      brilliant. thanks for your reply. It has been very helpful. I will be keeping an eye out and to keep reading this page.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, Thanks for the update, that's very interesting, I hadn't seen or been aware of the Mary Rose Trust's request for people to donate the Mary Rose coins (or the cash equivalent!), I'm guessing any coins that were received were banked into general donations, it's a worthy cause and hopefully they raised some funds from it! Many Thanks!

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      James 2 years ago

      When you say 'banked into general donations' does that mean its put in the bank, then back into circulation? Do the banks/the mint take coin designs out of circulation again, to be replaced with a new design?

      Thanks again :-)

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      Dave 2 years ago

      I have a 50p coin dated 2014 for the Commonwealth games I think it's called a piedfort coin shows a cyclist and a runner is it worth anything?

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      Jess 2 years ago

      Hi i have came across a £2 first world war coon dayed 2014 and a 2006 brunel atchievments one this on the silver in the middle is off centre and reads so many irons in the fire around it are these to be worth anything also i have a 2p 1982 coin with eire printed on and also a isle of man coin with a boat and jst a number 2 printed any info would be great thanx

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      matt 2 years ago

      hi kcent. Im back again. Since my last post I've come across a few £2 coins including the mary rose, London underground, dna and charles darwin. Could you give me some information on them please.

      Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi James, Yes I would imagine the Mary Rose coins donated would appear in circulation again, I'm not aware that there would be any ongoing program to remove any particular designs, however when there is a withdrawal of tender, such as the older £2 designs from before 1996, the 5p & 10p size reduction in the early 90's, or the change of Copper coinage in 1992 to copper plated steel, then the Royal Mint would work closely with the banks to withdraw the old design and introduction of the new. The Royal Mint estimate there to be just over 28 Billion coins in circulation and I'd imagine, based on data from the banks will allow them to decide mintage figures of new coins.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Dave, Thanks for viewing the Hub, The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games 50 Pence were initially issued last summer, obviously to coincide with the games. The Piedfort coins are quite distinct as they are usually around double the thickness of the standard coin and are issued by the Royal Mint in very limited numbers and are struck in .925 Sterling Silver, they are usually issued in a presentation case and are currently worth £100 (although many dealers will have them on sale for considerably more!), they will undoubtedly gain value once the Royal Mint no longer offer them for sale which is after May. The standard circulated 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games 50 Pence is proving popular with collectors and although there is no official mintage figures, it's estimated that around 5 million have been minted, which is reasonably low. Circulated versions of the coin are worth around £2, whilst BU (Brilliant Uncirculated is around £2.50-£3.00. Hope this helps? Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jess, Thanks for viewing the page, as requested, some information on the coins you have is as follows;

      2014 Centenerary of the Outbreak of WW1 £2 – worth around £2.50

      2006 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel £2 – Worth around £2.50 - £3.00 for standard circulated coin, you mentioned it be being off centre, if the cupro-nickel silver centre is misaligned with the outer ring, then it could push the value up, probably to £4-£5, possible more on a good day.

      Although the Irish currency (Punt) was superseded by the Euro between 1999 & 2002, there doesn’t appear to be much interest in the pre Euro Irish Coins, so I don’t think the 1982 2p would be worth anything I’m afraid.

      It sound like a 2002 Isle of Man Two Pence coin with the Boat on the reverse, again I’m afraid that while there is a lot of interest in commemorative 50p’s and Pounds from the Crown dependencies, there isn’t much in the low denomination coins, so wouldn’t be worth anything, also interestingly, any coin from the Crown Dependencies (Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibralter etc) are only legal tender in their own territory and are not legal tender here in the UK! Thanks again & Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hello again Matt! Great that you're keeping an eye out and finding some not so standard coins, that's what this page is all about! The information you asked for is below;

      2011’s 500th Anniversary of the maiden voyage of Mary Rose £2 is certainly one of the rarer £2 coins in existence, with only 1,040,00 being minted. There are still much in demand and although not as popular or valuable as they were a few years ago, a circulated version is usually worth between £4-£5.

      There were two separate £2 design’s issued in 2013 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of London Underground, one featured a Tube Train on the reverse and had a mintage figure 1,690,000 and the second featured the London Underground “Roundel” design and had a slightly lower figure 1,560,000, both of which, by £2 coin issue standards are relatively low and these coins are popular with collectors, although not hugely valuable, with despite the differing mintage, both worth around £3 each in circulated condition and £4-£5 perhaps if in Uncirculated condition.

      2003 50th Anniversary of the discovery of DNA £2 had a mintage of 4,299,000 and is worth around £2.50-£3.00 in circulated condition, slightly more if uncirculated.

      2009’s 200th Anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth had a reasonably low mintage of 3,903,000, although they don’t appear to be much in demand at present, which is slightly surprising, however the value would be around £2.50.

      Best of luck with the continuing search, happy to help in the future with any questions!

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      matt 2 years ago

      Thanks again. one more thing. I have a bailiwick of Jersey 50p 2009. Do you have any information on that?

      Thanks again

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      Dave 2 years ago

      thank you very much for that, time for me to check my change jar.

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      chris 2 years ago

      Hi I have a 1pence piece 2010 coin, it is silver and not copper as it should be. Do you know anything about this type of coin, the royal mint said it might be a coin that did not go through the copper process.

      Thanks

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi matt, No Problem! The standard design of Jersey's 50 Pence has changed little since 1983 (although similar to UK sterling, the of the coin was reduced in size in 1997) , featuring the Queen's Head on the obverse and Grosnez castle on the reverse and the 2009 Bailiwick of Jersey 50 Pence is no exception to this. The 2009 50p had a mintage of 480,000, which compared to UK standards, is relatively low and even by Jersey standards, relatively low, with 1998 having 2 million issued, but 2003 only had 10,000 (from a collector’s perspective, 2003 would probably be the one to try and obtain). The Coinage issued for Jersey, whilst having been issued by the Royal Mint since the early part of the 19th Century, are not legal tender in the UK mainland, however coins from the Crown dependencies do occasionally turn up in circulation as in most cases, they are identical in size and denomination to it's UK counterpart. Jersey coins may be of interest to Sterling collector’s and I would think a good example might be worth between UK£1.50-£2.00. Hope this is of interest? Regards!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Chris, Thanks for viewing the Hub, Firstly, what an amazing find, it does sound like your coin is likely to be a mint production error. Up until September 1992, copper coinage composition in the UK was 97% Copper, 2.5% zinc and 0.5% tin, but due to rising metal prices, the composition of “copper” coinage was changed to copper plated steel (which means all One and Two Penny coins since 1992 are also magnetic). This has, in turn, led to the occasional coin slipping into circulation which has missed the copper plating process and whilst this is incredibly rare, they do turn up from time to time, as there have now been a number mention from readers above. As to the value, well here’s the tricky part, as nobody seems to know as there haven’t really been any offered for sale previously. There was a very highly publicised find of one of these coins in Bridgwater, Somerset, back in 2009 and there was speculation that it could be very valuable, however I think you would really have to have the coin independently valued by a coin dealer to determine that it is a “genuine” error coin, as although I have no knowledge whatsoever on chemistry, I would imagine it wouldn't be impossible to chemically remove the copper plating, although I’m sure that your coin is genuine, this would have to be ruled out. Also worth mentioning, is that since 2009 and each year subsequently, the Royal Mint have produced “Lucky” Silver Penny presentation gift set’s, intended as New Baby gift’s, however these are produced in 0.925 Silver Sterling and would be worth around £13.00 each, the to rule out it being one of these would be the “magnet” test to determine if magnetized or not, if it passes, then it is most likely genuine, moving forward, please refer to my answer given to Ian above, who appears to have found a similar coin. Many Thanks & Best of Luck!

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      Jo-anne 2 years ago

      Hi ive just been given an usual (in my amateur opinion lol) a 50p coin it is Olympics ..which I've had a few of...but this is with a swimmer on it.

      I got it from tescos in change and proceeded to go to the bank to pay a bill when I handed the cash (inc the 50p) the cashier asked if I had an alternative 50p I could pay with and I should keep that one?? I put it in my purse but wished I had asked if its worth anything ...it's not like it's old or anything?? Thanks

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      Ben 2 years ago

      Hi, a friend a while back mentioned about the rare aquatics 50p. I deal with money for a living and I've now got 8 of these rare 50p coins. Didn't have a clue about the value of these coins until I read this hub so thankyou!! Would it be more beneficial to sell these individually or as a set?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jo-anne,Thanks for viewing the Hub, it sounds like you've received a 2011 Olympics "Aquatic", one of the 29 designs issued to commemorate the 2012 London Olympics (I was very excited to receive one myself earlier this week as well!). The Olympic coins don't appear in change as much as you would expect, this may be due to the amount that have disappeared from circulation, which the Royal Mint estimate is the highest percentage of any coin series they have ever issued, at a staggering 70%! (Compared the normal expected figure of 2-3%), this is solely down to collectors trying to complete the set! The Aquatics coin, although not the highest, did have one of the larger mintage's of the series, with an issue of 2,179,000 (the lowest was Football, at 1,125,500). All the Olympic 50p's still enjoy a level of demand and the "Aquatic" design would currently be worth in the region of £1.50. Best of Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Ben, Firstly you just need to verify that the 50p's you have are the "rare" Aquatic designs. These were the coins that were initially issued in commemorative packs by the Royal Mint and, this is the important part - have water lines passing over the swimmer's face, so that although you can still see the swimmer's profile, mouth and nose, the rest of the details obscured by the water "lines", The initial release was estimated to be only 600 before the design was withdrawn and a new design was issued with the swimmer's face clearly visible as the water/waves are not shown passing over the face profile.

      If the coins are of the first/withdrawn design,then I would say you pretty much have a house deposit! as these are currently valued in the £1000 - £1300 region, depending on condition but I would think they would be worth more sold individually. If the coins are the generally release second design, then they are worth around £1.50. Hope this helps? Best of Luck!

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      trishwood2014 2 years ago

      Hi kcent, I have a £1 coin, im not sure if its a error or fake. The weight and colour are as they should be. It is a welsh dragon

      ( but looks like its not stamped hard enough) the other side inscription is "queen Elizabeth the second 2008" the edge inscription is "decus et tutamen" ( with lines present).

      I would believe this is a fake but it is the right weight and size and colour and printed well apart from the light stamp on one side. Would love your opinion on this. Many thanks trish. Love your blog :-)

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      matt 2 years ago

      Thanks again kcent. My collection seems to be coming along of £2 coins. I now have bothe London underground, Mary Rose, guy fawkes with the mint error on the edge, the lighthouse and the abolishment of slavery. Plus the ones thats I have already told you. Thanks again

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Trish, Thanks for viewing the hub (and your kind comments, Much Appreciated!). From what you've described, I'm pretty certain that the coin you have is a fake, for a number of reasons. Firstly the Welsh Dragon on the One Pound reverse was only issued in the years 1995 and 2000, secondly along with the Dragon design, the edge inscription should read "PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD" and not "DECUS ET TUTAMEN" (The edge inscription is always in Uppercase, if in lower case, then this would be another indication the coin is counterfeit). The only £1 designs issued in 2008 were the "Royal Coat of Arms" and the "Shield of Arms". Finally, the obverse side Queen's head text should read "Elizabeth II D.G.REG.F.D 2008", the word "Queen" and "the Second" is never used on any design. So as you can see, your coin appears to be wrong in every way, which I think would conclusively prove it to be counterfeit, but interesting nonetheless! Thanks for raising the question. Good Luck!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Thanks matt, my pleasure, always happy to help if I can and happy to hear of any acquired coins that are of interest. Good Luck with the coin hunting!

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      Dave 2 years ago

      Hiya been checking my change again and have found a 50p coin dated 2006 the emblem on the back appears to show a soldier carrying a wounded comrade, any value to it?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Dave, Thanks for taking time to view the hub. The 50p you have is one of two designs issued in 2006 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Institution of the Victoria Cross, and this particular coin had a mintage if 10,000,500, which makes in not massively rare but some collectors would be normally willing to pay around £1-£1.50, depending on condition. Hope this helps? Best of Luck!

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      vvb 2 years ago

      Hi,

      Since my last posting I have managed to obtain the following coins at face value:

      5*claim of rights £2

      5*bill of rights £2

      6* european championship £2

      can u tell what they are worth, all coins are circulated, but in good condition.

      Thanks

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      vvb 2 years ago

      I forgot to mention that one of european championship coins seems to have missed the plating process as the coin has a patch were u can see the brass of the coin. It doesn't seem to be caused by wearing, will this affect the value.

      Thanks

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      matt 2 years ago

      Hi kcent. What is the current value of a benjamin britten 50p coin?

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      Kk 2 years ago

      I have a 2003 dna double helix £2 coin but the queens head is printed on the wrong side. Is it worth anything?

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      Kieran Clarke 2 years ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi vvb, Thanks for raising the question (Sorry it’s taken a while to reply!), the details of the coins you have are as follows;

      1989 Tercentenary of Claim of Rights (Scotland) – These are the older “Mono” nickel brass Two Pound Coin style and are much in demand from collector’s, These coins were issued to commemorate King William and Queen Mary’s acceptance of a Declaration of rights before coronation, which in very simple terms shifted the governing power from Crown to Parliament, two versions of the coin were issued, one of Scotland (Claim) and one for England (Bill) as the two acts were separate and affected the different countries. in a good circulated condition, usually worth around £20!

      1989 Tercentenary of the Bill of Rights (England)- Again, issued in 1989 as explained above. There were 4,777,891 £2 coins issued in total that year, but there is no definitive confirmation from Royal Mint the percentage split, some data suggests English “Bill of Rights” had a mintage of 4,397,000, which would indicate the “Claim of Rights” having 380,891 issued, whilst other sources indicate 346,000, were issued, although the numbers don’t add up, it seems clear they are in this region, which would add weight to the valuation of the “Bill of Rights” coming in at around £7-£10.

      1996 European Championship – Again, the older “Mono” coloured commemorative Two Pound Coin design, 5,141,350 coins issued (which is relatively modest) and as these are no longer in circulation, are in demand from collectors. A good circulated version would usually be worth around £10.00. Any abnormality to a coin might add some value to the coin, although I would expect a modest few pounds, if it is a genuine error, rather than a post-production cause, it is very hard to predict the value of one-off error’s as there is very little precedent to compare it with.

      These are great finds and already pretty valuable compared to the original face values, Thanks for asking the question!

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      vvb 2 years ago

      Thanks for the reply, I also managed to obtain:

      7*£2 united nations 1995

      9*£2 dove of peace 1995

      6*£2 commonwealth games 1986

      All coins are circulated, but in good condition, can u tell me about there value.

      Thanks

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      rachel c14 2 years ago

      Hi,

      I have 3 of the 1971-1981 "new pence" 2 pence coins & a 2013 Benjamin Britten 50 pence coin. I've heard theyre worth money & people collect them? Where do I take them to to sell or for advice?

      Can anyone please help me with this? could anyone tell me the value of these coins please?

      Thanks,

      Rachel

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      Cheryl 2 years ago

      Hi, I have had two 2015 one pence coin with the forth portrait on it now, was a tad puzzled as this year we will be seeing the 5th portrait. All other coins i have had in my change stop at 2014, any light on this one?

      Many thanks

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      Aleksss 2 years ago

      I was reading the hub and I saw ur comment.

      The 2 pence coin u have don't have any value as they are the correct one's. The one which is worth something is "new pence" from 1983 ONLY.

      Regarding Benjamin coin u can sell it on e_bay for £1 to £1,50.

      Br

      Aleks

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      David 2 years ago from Mexico

      I want the big ones, really where can I find some of those disk-coin?

      Cheers

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      James 2 years ago

      Boom! Just acquired a Kew Gardens 50p, handed over in change at the shop! :-o

      Sooo for those still on the hunt, keep looking, they are still out there :-)

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      pitprop 2 years ago

      I have a 1978 Isle of Man 1 pound coin with the three legs on it. But it's only as thick as a new 5 pence. Is it a special, or a mint Error?

      Also does the centering (raised dots off center) and external lettering orientation?around a two pound coin matter for worth?

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      Phill 2 years ago

      I have a benjamin britian 50p coin is this rare and how much could i get

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      kellysunshine 2 years ago

      hi there i have a brand new 20p that has been clipped in 2 places came out of sainsburys self service machine with 3 other brand new 20ps that were normal. what could it be worth please.

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      markie 2 years ago

      Hey I have a 2007 abolition of slavery £2 and a 2013 anniversary of the golden guinea and just wanted some info on rarity and value. Thanks

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      Adam 2 years ago

      shamrock and flax plant 2014. Is this worth more than £1

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      Julie 2 years ago

      HI, I have a number of what "appear" to be of the rarer £2 coins, (I have just burst open my savings jar). I know a lot of them will not be worth much more than face value, my question is this How do I find someone who will look at them for me and give me a value? Coin collectors don't seem to want to look at them

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      Ryan 2 years ago from Manchester

      What a great read, will be keeping a close on that change in the future. All the best.:)

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      sarah 2 years ago

      hiya i have a kew garden 50p but its not got a bottom edge? trying to find out why this is, has anyone else seen this? thank you

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      Matt 2 years ago

      I've got a £2 coin and ot has dates on both sides. I've been told its a fake. Would this be true?

      Cheers

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      zoe 2 years ago

      Hi i have a benjamin britten 50p wondered if its worth anything

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      Francis 2 years ago

      Hi, I've 5 Floral Emblem Designs coins. how much does it worth. please do let me know .Thanks

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      Karl Harrison 2 years ago

      Hi there.

      I have a 1980 silver 2 pence coin. Obviously it says new pence but I wondered if it is unique as it is silver

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      steven macdonald 2 years ago

      Hi there i collect i have a 2015 5pence but the P on the back is less visable like the £2 Dounds coin but the P is invisable at some angles not struck proper maybe ive looked close & the line down the middle of the full coin stops were the P starts but the middle below line is ok starts in middle but p is faded fully no other 5p is like this ive looked at 100s the P in Pence is so flat that it disappears when under a light found in my mums purse like u i check all coins am a young colecter you can see the P in pence but defo not normal.

      whats intresting is the line going down stops at top of P then starts like normal from middle as the 5p line touches with a grove this doesnt only top like this then in middle the line start as normal but the full P is like a ghost even the line starting next to it the P is like 1/5 shallower than ENCE is this a ENCH COIN or i call it magic P as can make it dissaper in light the small textures look fine what do u think minting stamp error hopefully 1 off coin lol i have scottish £1 if any one wants to swap for irish £1 new design am missing 1 £1 am sure its nothern Ireland hopefully we have a ENCH COIN am hoping this 2015 5pench is special should i sell or wait the p is flat looks more 5 Ench but P is just visable but as i say defo not like any other 5pench 2013to2015 checked loads i dony think its rubbed off as its 2015 coin is great circulated 2015 5 pench or as i call it the 2015 magic P 5ench my name steven macdonald great read coins not made like they used to be i have first 3pence to bear the queen festive of britain thesse are better struck than all newer coins but am a collector of all queen Elizabeths coins tgere a swap app coming out i need some swaps should be good how do i join the fourm & any advice on 5pench would be great maybe put on ebay but its the first 5 ENCH i know off & i have it looks a struck error found 22nd july 2015 a 2015 5p uk but @ first glace looks ENCH the P is there but only just visable steven macdonald thx

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      osmodia 24 months ago

      Just picked up a 2015 £2 coin that must be a Friday afternoon job! The centre section is not central, only about a mm but really noticeable, also there is some scuffing to the inner edge of the outer ring and a punch error in the centre. Rare ??

      Excellent page by the way, thanks for all your hard work.

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      Daniel 23 months ago

      Hi I have a 1994 40th anniversary Gibraltar pound coin but it has no Latin on the edge only Ridge's is that an indication that it is a fake?

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      Shirelle88 23 months ago

      hi firstly i'd like to say i have enjoyed reading through your hub page very interesting!!

      secondly i could kick myself as normally look up these coins i had the 50p kew and the 50p olympics swimming coin (without goggles) and spent it not thinking nothing of it :-(

      I do have a couple of coins here if you don't mind telling me if they are worth anything? I have the

      50p public libarys (yr) 2000

      50p commonwealth games glasgow (yr) 2014 with a runner and a peddle bike racer

      50p WWF (yr) 2011

      united states of america one cent 1964

      united states of america one cent 1986

      one penny 1938

      one penny 1946

      half penny 1931

      one penny 1931

      united states of america quarter dollar Nevada 1864 (yr) 2006

      GeorgIVS one cent canada 1919

      georgeIVs 1939 farthing

      i also have some new pence's which need to be sorted out! thank you for your time

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      Audrey 22 months ago

      Hi i have the following:

      £2 - works of Charles Dickens

      £2 - commemerating ww1

      50p - public library

      Olympics - fencing and wheelchair.

      Are any of them worth anything please.

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      Mark 22 months ago

      Hi I have 2 2015 20p pieces the fronts are the same but the reverse with the queens portrait are diffrent.

      Aswell as beong different portraits one says d.g reg .f.d. while the other says dei.gra.reg.fid.def.

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      Kieran Clarke 20 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Matt, So Sorry it has taken a ridiculous amount of time to reply, unfortunately due to work and family commitments, I have had zero time to dedicate to it, but hoping to catch up at last! A lot of people ask about 2013’s Benjamin Britten 50 Pence Piece. Whilst not overly rare, it did have one of the lower mintage amounts of 5,300,000. For collectors, I would suggest it would be worth around £1, perhaps £1.50-£2.00 if in perfect (BU) condition, although you do often see the coin for sale on eBay, for example, for thousands of pounds! You have to admire the sellers’ optimism!!

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      Kieran Clarke 20 months ago from Newton Abbot

      I know it's some time past that you acquired the 50p Kew Gardens, but it's an Awesome find and Thanks for sharing and giving us confirmation and hope that the rarest of all 50p's can still turn up in change. These are still worth £35-£40 at present and very much in demand.

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      Danielle 18 months ago

      Hi,

      I have a Benjamin Britten 50p coin from 2013 ive managed to come across. Seen some of these listed for well over £1000 on eBay...

      Although i feel this could be too good to be true.

      Any ideas? Many thanks

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      Laura Clarke 17 months ago

      I've just got a 2013 Benjamin Brittan 50p coin. Some of the prices on eBay range from 45-4000. How much is it actually worth ?

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      Kieran Clarke 17 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Danielle, Thanks for posting the question! I'm really not sure how many hopeful eBayers have come to the conclusion that 2013's Benjamin Britten 50 Pence is a rarity and could be worth £1000's of pounds! So yes, you're right, I think it is all too good to be true! The coin was issed with a mintage of 5,300,000, which although slightly on the lower side of most 50p issue's, to be it into context, 2011's WWF 50p had a mintage of 3,400,000, so is a much rarer 50p (although you could compare this again to the "rarest" 50 Pence, 2009's Kew Garden, which had just 210,000). The only exceptional item related to the Benjamin Britten 50 pence, as nice a design, as it is, was this it was the first ever 50p to have the date and denomination on the obverse side! But this alas, does not skyrocket it's value! So I'm slightly sad to say that the coin's value would perhaps be a little over face value, but not much more! Good Luck with the coin hunting! I've also got a Facebook page of the same name, which get's a "slightly" more regular update than this one!

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      Kieran Clarke 17 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Laura, Thanks for viewing the page and raising the question regarding the Benjamin Britten 50p! Danielle raised the very same question a while back, which I've only just gotten round to replying! But as per my previous answer, sadly the BB 50p isn't worth much more than face value! I'm really unsure why quite a number of people are listing these with unfathomably inflated prices, although I suspect most of them will be quite disappointed!

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      Mary 14 months ago

      Hi,

      I have a £2 2010 Florence Nightingale coin, it appears to have an off centre strike. The beads around the Queens head are missing on the lower right hand side and the writing around the Queens head at the top is partially cut off. Is this coin worth anything?

      Thank you

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      Glynn Creer 13 months ago

      Hello

      I have a silver one penny Mint error

      This is in circulated condition but very minimally as it's barely marked on the edges.

      Minted in 2000

      It appears to have missed a process during the coppering stage... (The coin is deemed not to be real silver)

      Is this worth more than a penny :)

      Thank you

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      Glynn Creer 13 months ago

      Hello

      I have a silver one penny Mint error

      This is in circulated condition but very minimally as it's barely marked on the edges.

      Minted in 2000

      It appears to have missed a process during the coppering stage... (The coin is deemed not to be real silver)

      Is this worth more than a penny :)

      Thank you

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      Clea5 13 months ago

      Hi,

      I have come across a 2015 20 pence piece that is partially copper. On the Queen's side the top third is lightly copper-coloured, and a stripe of copper runs parallel further down, but the rest of the coin is silver. I've tried to very gently rub it to make sure it's not just dirt etc. but it's not coming off.

      Could this be a minting error (that might be worth more than 20p to someone) or is it more likely a fake? I've emailed the Royal Mint this question also.

      Thanks.

      Clea

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      peekay 13 months ago

      Hi just looking through some of your comments and found someone had a silver 1 pence piece dated 2005.Did the person get back to you with the sale price as i have one dated 1986 thanks peekay

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      chris 12 months ago

      queens head on one side underground on the other 2 pound coin.no train.

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      Allan 12 months ago

      I have a 2015 5p coin with Elizabeth stamped in error, ( the "a" is virtually non existent and a couple of other letters aren't prominent

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      sarah 12 months ago

      Hi, I've got a Charles Dickens £2 coin I know there not worth much but this has a miss print around the rim. It reads something wIII turn up also has half the dots missing around the Queens head. Would it be worth anything?

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      Julie Ford 11 months ago

      Hi, I have a few of the circulated Peter Rabbit coins and one of them has got a completely smooth face. No features at all. Have you come across this?

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      Stoopystoop 11 months ago

      Hello.

      I'm very much a novice in the coin world, and would like to ask a question.

      I've seen a Mary Rose £2 coin dated 2015, and with no edge inscription. It might just be a new issue I'm unaware of, but have only ever seen the 2011 ones. Is this something I should hold on to, or just another issue that will likely be circulated in large number soon?

      With many thanks and kind regards

      Stu

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      J Smith72 11 months ago

      Hi im new to collecting coins im wondering if the older style 50p, 10p and 5p coins are of any value at all

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      J Smith72 11 months ago

      sorry to comment again but not sure if i have one of the rare kitchener 1st world war £2 coins in my possession if anyone could help me please and what it might be worth thank you

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      J Banks 10 months ago

      I have one of the collectable one pound coins, you didn't show it on the pictures, so I was wondering is the boat one from 2010 rare or so?

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      nikki 10 months ago

      im really sorry as new to this i have been given a couple of coins in change today i have never seen before and wndered if they are rare or worth anything....1 is a £2 coin with the magna carta pictured on it another is another £2 with a steam roller on it....then i have 2x £1 with 2 different pictures of flowers on but i have looked every where and cannot find either of the £2 and even though i can see the £1 here on ur page i still not sure of the worth,please could you advise.

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      DiamondGuy60 10 months ago

      I got a 1998 Bailiwick of Jersey £2 coin, wondering if you knew the mintage of it?

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      john heslop 10 months ago

      I have a £2 Charles dickens coin on the edge where it should read something will turn up it has a printing error and reads something wiii turn up also dots around the queens head from the crown to her neck are missing a friend told me it may have some value I personally have no idea. could anyone advise me. THANK YOU

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      Freya 9 months ago

      I have the 1945-2005 ww2 £2 with St. Paul's cathedral on the reverse, is this one worth anything?

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      Unique 9 months ago

      hello i would like to know about the first 20p coin and its worth

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      Lea 8 months ago

      Hi I have a 1997 20p with no date on the queens head side is this valuable? Thanks

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      john heslop 7 months ago

      Hi I have in my possession a Charles Dickens circulated £2.00 coin with major printing errors ie (will) reads (wiii) plus some dots around the Queens head are missing ,could anyone help me as to its value if any?

      Thanks

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      Chris Freeman 6 months ago

      May i ask please why some Peter Rabbit silver 50ps are worth more than others ?

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      adie 6 months ago

      i have got 2x one pound coins with a mobile phone on the back of it can`t find out from no where to see what it is worth ??

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      Hewie 5 months ago

      Hi, was just wondering if someone might be able to help out with some info on a £2 coin I have. Its a charles dickens 2 pound coin with 3 mint errors, now I know nothing about coin collecting, in-fact we had it in our sons money box took it out and had a look at it and there is infact 3 mint errors on this coin....so we went to eBay to see if they sell for much and found one up for £1500...? so this in hand we decided to call a couple of coin collector in our town only for them to say its only good to put in there tills....? so my question is.....is this coin really worth the value stated on an eBay account or only good for someones till.........that said I nearly give it to the pizza delivery man before checking up on it...any help would be great thanks.

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      sheila 3 months ago

      I have a wwf 2011 50p which I have been told is valued over £100 is that correct I also have a full set of beatrix potter coins in a collector's folder can you tell me how much they are worth and how I can sell them please .

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      Sharon 2 months ago

      Hi I have a Charles dickens £2 coin is it worth anything?

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      Jason Williams 2 months ago

      I have about 10 new five notes all AK wot do you think I have from them

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Jason, Thanks for visiting the page. There is still an interest in interesting Serial Numbered new Polymer Five Pound Notes, although not nearly as much as there was after the initial release in September 2016. The only one in the AK range is the "AK47" serial number range, with it's obvious links. At the moment, buyers will pay £6-£8 for an "AK47". The ones to really watch out for still are any in the "AA01" Serial Number Range. The closer to "AA01 000001", the more valuable they are, these are still fetching anywhere up to £75.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Sharon, Thanks for visiting the page! The 2012 Charles Dickens £2 coin had a mintage of 8,190,000, which puts it into the lower mid range of coin rarity (to put this into perspective, all of the top 10 rarest £2 coins had a mintage of just over 1.5million or below!). So I'm afraid it doesn't really have a value of much more than it's face value of £2. There do appear to be a number in circulation that have a production error in the edge inscription (similar to the 2005 Gunpowder Plot) which reads "SOMETHING WILI TURN UP" instead of "SOMETHING WILL TURN UP", however in the fickle world of coin collecting, the error hasn't been widely reported, and therefore it hasn't added any value or demand for the coin. It does though, in my opinion, have one of the best designs of all the £2 coins! Many Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Hewie, Thanks for visiting and posing the question, Sorry it's taken a ridiculously long time to reply! I have been dedicating a bit too much time on the Facebook Version of this page and neglected this page far longer than I should have! Your question appears very similar to Sharon's above. The 2012 Charles Dickens coin had an issue/mintage of 8,190,000, which although low by some of the mintage standards, is a fairly standard issue for a commemorative £2 coin and therefore it isn't especially rare. There have been a number of reports of mintage errors on this coin, in particular the edge inscription. Now here's the odd thing, various coins in the past have had the Royal Mint acknowledge errors in production and the values have soared (the 2009 undated 20p, 2015 WW1 Royal Navy are just a couple of examples) but it does appear that the values of such coins only appear to generally escalate once the national press have reported on it and this invariably causes a "bubble" in value, which quite often can subside.

      A prime example of this, is the 2005 Guy Fawkes/Gunpowder Plot edge inscription that read "Pemember" instead of "Remember". Around 2009/2010, these were regularly selling for £18-£20, as the coin was invariably mentioned in the articles surrounding the undated 20p, however today, they are occasionally selling for £5-£6, as the coin is rarely mentioned these days.

      So that's the upshot really, as the Charles Dickens mintage errors haven't been widely reported and never regularly featured as one to look out for, there hasn't been enough interest to stoke the demand, but you never know, although slightly unlikely, this could change at some point in the future, but until then, afraid the coin is still really face value, or slightly over, regardless of mintage errors.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Freya, it's been so long since you posed the question that I wouldn't be sure you still have this coin, however just for info, the £2 St.Pauls Coin was issued in 2005 to mark the 60 years since the end of the Second World War. It had a mintage of 10,191,000 which means it isn't particularly rare, however there is usually some minor interest from collectors looking to complete collections and these will often sell for £3-£3.50 including postage

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi John, Apologies that it's taken me over half a year to reply! My new resolution it to keep on top of the Q&A's on this page, as I've devoted far too much attention on the concurrent CYUKC Facebook page! I think I've pretty much answered the same question with regard to your 2009 Charles Dickens £2 to Sharon & Hewie just now, hopefully these have answered your question, which by now, you've probably all but forgotten about asking anyway! But if you have any additional questions, I absolutely promise to answer them a bit more promptly!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hello! I believe there was a mintage of just 720,000 of the 1998 Balliwick of Jersey £2. Fairly niche interest in Jersey coins but they are still sought after, this one would be worth around £3-£4.

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi Nikki, Sorry it's taken so long to reply! I don't know if you still have the coins, but if you do...Firstly the 2015 £2 Magna Carta had a mintage of just 1,495,000 which puts it into the top 10 of rarest £2 coins (at #10!19th rarest of all circulating). There is a demand from collectors as it doesn't regularly turn up and it regularly sells for £4-£5. The £2 Steam Roller sounds like the 2004 Richard Trevithick 200th Anniversary of first steam locomotive which is relatively uncommon, with just over 5 million minted, these are worth a little over face value, as best £3. The One Pound coins you have/had sound like the 2013/14 Floral series, each of the four designs, representing the national flowers for England,Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland had mintage between 5-6million, each valued at around £2.50 at the moment. Many Thanks!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi John, You don't need to sign up on this site to answer questions, but from me at lest, you have had to wait a while for a reply! Sorry!

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      Kieran Clarke 2 months ago from Newton Abbot

      Hi! There is a 2010 One Pound with a Boat on the Reverse Design - The Belfast Capital Cities One Pound. This is one of a set of four which are generally the rarest of all the round pound coins but the Belfast had a much greater mintage mintage (6,205,000) than the other three in the set and puts it into the 9th place of rarity, compared to other round pounds. Demand seems to have dropped for the coin and worth currently £1.50, as buyers seem to be more interested in the set of 4 at present.

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      terry 7 weeks ago

      got a 1989 1 pound coin fron isle of man with the name ellan vannin and a mobile phone in the middle ..well worn is it worth anything

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      Paul 4 weeks ago

      Hi Kieran, just came across a £2 technology mule coin today in my change dated 200. Any idea of value or how to get a valuation. To be honest I can't believe my luck as I always check but this is the first time I have ever found anything.

      Look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards

      Paul

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      vincentjamesdiplacido@gmail.com 6 days ago

      Great piece of information , Great help for collectors Thank you

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      Karen w 34 hours ago

      In a wage packet I received in the first week that they issued a £1 coin, back whenever, one of the coins was a £1 coin blank which had clearly missed the pressing machines but ended up in the bank of england coins issued bags. Any thoughts on worth of this & did anyone else receive anything similar.

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